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Suicide Prevention Day highlights dangers in demolition and construction.

Young men working in the demolition and construction industries represent the highest suicide risk of any industry. Yet while we quickly latch on to issues that might impact upon physical well-being of demolition and construction workers, their mental well-being is still being overlooked, even though this is potentially a bigger killer than working at height, slips and trips, falling objects and machine-related injuries combined.

In this special episode of Demolition News Radio which we produced to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, we are calling upon the industry to do more to protect the mental health of its workers; to unite to help workers to speak more openly about their mental health concerns; and to remove this scourge from our industry once and for all.

You can hit the play button below and listen here. Alternatively, iPhone and iPad users can catch the show on iTunes by CLICKING HERE.