The City of Industry is aptly named. The city is nearly entirely industrial. The industry is home to about 2,500 companies that provide about 80,000 jobs. The residential population of the industry dropped from 777 to 219 between the 2000 and 2010 censuses. The population is thought to have remained at about the 200 person mark since the last census.
More information on the City of Industry can be obtained from City Hall:
15625 East Stafford Street
City of Industry, CA 91744
Suicides in the City of Industry
Suicides occur every year in Industry. Because of the nature of the City of Industry, the vast majority of suicides occur at or are associated with businesses in the community. These include what can best be described as traumatic or violent suicides. Examples of these types of suicides include those involving firearms and knives.
When a traumatic or violent suicide occurs in Industry, professional suicide cleanup becomes necessary. The reason this is the case is that the release of blood and other bodily fluids during a traumatic suicide potentially can expose others to hazardous bloodborne pathogens. Addressing these types of pathogens requires skilled biohazard cleanup. These include dangerous viruses and bacteria like:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
Professional biohazard cleanup or suicide cleanup after a person takes his or her life with a firearm or knife is also vital for another set of reasons. The reality is that the family and other loved ones of a person who committed suicide face immense grief and a myriad of other powerful emotions. This likely includes colleagues in the workplace, particularly if the suicide occurred in a place of business. The emotional state of survivors of suicide need not be unnecessarily aggravated by making these individuals personally responsible for this type of biohazard cleanup.
Suicide by Different Industries
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention has undertaken research in regard to the rate of suicide by different industries. The research revealed that the suicide rate in certain industries is notably higher than the overall national average. The national suicide rate has risen from about 10 per 100,000 people to just over 13 for every 100,000 Americans.
The CDC reports that the suicide rate in the farming, fishing, and forestry industries is dramatically higher than the national average. The suicide rate in these industries is 85 for every 100,000 workers. The suicide rate in the construction industry is 53 for every 100,000 workers.
The City of Industry is home to a considerable number of businesses in the production industry. The suicide rate in this sector is also way above the national average. The suicide rate among production workers is 35 out of every 100,000 individuals.
Based on CDC research, the projected suicide rate for workers in the City of Industry would amount to about 20 worker deaths. Some of these deaths actually take place at businesses located in Industry. Others occur at different locations, including the homes where these individuals live. Some of these suicides are motivated primarily by some sort of work-related issue.
Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center to Open in Industry
The Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center, also known as BHUCC and pronounced “Buck,” is slated to open in late 2018 in Industry. The facility is described as designed to provide “12 adults and six adolescents who may stay up to 24 hours. It is a 24/7 outpatient program that has both voluntary and involuntary components, and patients may stay the night.”
BHUCC is intended to serve the needs of people that work and reside in Industry, but also people elsewhere in the San Gabriel Valley. According to the creators of the facility, it will also feature “a Crisis Walk-In Center (CWIC) where people can come seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. if they’re experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The facility includes quiet rooms, therapy rooms, a nurses’ station, a doctor’s office, and a client kitchen.”
BHUCC is located at:
18501 Gale Avenue
City of Industry, CA 91748
Businesses in Industry are optimistic about the establishment of this facility in the city. With higher suicide rates among the businesses in Industry than the national average, access to meaningful emergency assistance is vital. Over time, once the facility is up and running, there is some talk that its range of services and physical size will be expanded.
Other Suicide-Related Support Services
Survivors of Suicide provides an array of resources for people who’ve lost a loved one to suicide. This includes resources available to people who work or even live in the City of Industry.
A person laboring under thoughts of suicide can reach out for help any time, day or night, by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255.
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