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Psychological distress and suicidal ideation among male construction workers in the United States.
Over the last several years, the rate of suicide has increased, and it is now the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. The construction industry has one of the highest suicide rates compared to other industries.
In a season of uncertainty, information overload, and stressful changes, it is no wonder there is concern about a rise in mental health issues and suicide. See page 8 of the NASSCO Pipeline.
Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs US Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight.
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