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Date PostedAugust 14, 2015

Suicide Concerns in the Construction Industry highlighted by Recent Tragedy

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Source: www.amarolawfirm.com

People from all walks of life experience stress at some time in their lives but statistics show that construction workers in particular experience severe stress and have a higher rate of suicide than many other workers from different industries do.

The high rate of suicide in the industry was once again highlighted by a tragedy that took place, involving ceiling contractor, Acrow Ceilings boss Ross McGinn.

Following financial pressures, Mr McGinn was forced to lay off workers and fell into depression, a fate many subcontractors know all too well.  He recently took his own life.

Addressing mental health among members of this industry is crucial, as this case proves. For more, visit Sourceable.net.


Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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