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Construction workers are five times more likely to die by suicide than from a jobsite injury
In 2018, 1,008 construction workers died on the job; that same year, 5,432 died by suicide.
Construction workers are particularly susceptible to mental health issues and suicide, with 50% of all construction workers experiencing a diagnosable mental health problem. Mental health has been called an invisible crisis, exacerbating existing mental health conditions and increased chronic pain, fatigue, substance misuse including overdose, post-traumatic stress, and suicide risk.