Work Stops At Construction Sites As Industry Calls Attention To Drug Addiction Among Its Workers

Massachusetts construction companies and labor unions held work stoppages at project sites across the state on Wednesday as their industry attempts to confront a high rate of fatal opioid overdoses among its ranks.

Robert Petrucelli, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, a trade group that organized brief, opioid-focused talks at some 50 work sites from Boston to Springfield, said the local industry wasn’t aware of the extent of the problem until recent studies revealed sobering statistics.

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