Drive thru: Is mishandled pain causing construction’s opioid crisis?


  • The issue of opioid addiction has reached a “crisis level,” according to a construction safety expert.
  • A recent report released in Massachusetts found that opioid-related deaths among construction and extraction workers were six times higher than in other industries.
  • Construction workers report higher levels of pain than others, which could be contributing to the increased opioid use in the industry.

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