MENTA L H E A LT H
SUICIDE IS KILLING CONSTRUCTION
WORKERS. WHAT CAN WE DO?
Jill Harris, Lester Communications Inc.
Construction sites can be high-risk working envi-ronments;
potentially hazardous conditions
are often everyday job components.
According to Canadian insurance firm
Aviva, the top causes of construction
injuries and fatalities in the coun-try
are slips, trips and falls; falls
from heights; struck by mov-ing
vehicles or falling objects;
However, a hidden danger
has been taking the lives of
construction workers across
the country at even greater
rates than the top causes
identified in Canada.
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