Construction Industry Grapples With Its Top Killer: Drug Overdose

February 08, 2024

They were showing workers how to prevent the biggest killer in the industry: drug overdose. Hispanic people are overrepresented in the construction industry and have a rising overdose mortality rate overall. A third of construction workers have muscle or bone ailments, which make them three times as likely to be prescribed opioids for pain. Since 2018, she has led the group’s response to the overdose crisis ravaging the construction industry. “It’s really beyond my scope of expertise.”The post Construction Industry Grapples With Its Top Killer: Drug Overdose appeared first on New York Times.