Tackling suicide in construction


‘Construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than a fall from height’

A panel discussed mental health, depression and suicide in construction at Safety & Health Expo at London’s Excel.

Martin Coyd, Head of Health and Safety for Construction at Mace and David Cornberg, Technical Director at Capita, joined The Healthy Work company’s Lauren Applebey for a discussion about why suicide is so prevalent in the construction sector.

  • Suicide is the biggest killer in men under 50;
  • Every two hours someone in the UK takes their own life;
  • Construction has the highest suicide rate of any profession.

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