A Hidden Danger
Construction sites can be high-risk working environments; potentially hazardous conditions
are often everyday job components. According to Canadian insurance firm Aviva,
the top causes of construction injuries and fatalities in the country are slips, trips and
falls; falls from heights; struck by moving vehicles or falling objects; and electrocution.
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.
Suicide is killing construction workers.
What can we do?
By Jill Harris, Lester Communications Inc.
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