Report: R.I. construction workers hardest hit by fatal opioid overdose crisis

THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH published a report on the 1,251 fatal overdoses that took place from January 2016 through June 2020 in the Ocean State, breaking down this information based on the types of jobs held by decedent, showing that 26.4% of fatal overdoses in the state took the lives of those in construction, maintenance and natural resource-related occupations. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH published a report on the 1,251 fatal overdoses that took place from January 2016 through June 2020 in the Ocean State, breaking down this information based on the types of jobs held by decedent, showing that 26.4% of fatal overdoses in the state took the lives of those in construction, maintenance and natural resource-related occupations. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
PROVIDENCE – Among all occupations in the Ocean State, construction and maintenance workers in Rhode Island continue to be hardest hit by the opioid overdose crisis, according to a new report from the R.I. Department of Health. Jaejoon Shin, an epidemiologist for the Center for Health Data and Analysis at the R.I. Department of Health,…

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