Year: 1987 Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment, and Health, v.13, (1987), p.460 SIEC No: 20021109

A cohort mortality study was carried out on forestry workers employed six months or more in forestry work at a Canadian public utility during the period 1950-1982. A statistically significant excess number of deaths due to suicide was observed, not only for the cohort as a whole, but also for the subgroups representing short and medium duration in the forestry trade. The standardized mortality ratios suggested that suicide risk decreases with years in the forestry trade. (5 refs)