On: September 14, 2020 | By:
Several years ago, Michelle Walker, VP of Finance and Administration at SSC Construction, noticed a sizeable amount of construction workers were dying by suicide. Shortly thereafter, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a study entitled, “Suicide Rates by Major Occupational Group – 17 States, 2012 and 2015”, which confirmed her observation. The study found that in both 2012 and 2015, the Construction and Extraction census occupational group held the largest percentages of male suicides (19% and 20% respectively), demonstrating a 22% growth over those three years.
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