Tradesman struggling with debt commits suicide after builder fails to pay $100,000 – as his mother warns blue-collar mental health issues ‘will only get worse’.


Brodan Aylott was a tradie who took his own life on Mother’s Day this year.

Mr Aylott was owed more than $100,000 by a Sydney builder at the time of his death, and was so determined to keep paying his staff and attempt to deal with his crippling debt that he kept working despite breaking his collarbone.

‘I think it was such a large amount and so much money he was owing to his workers and debts that he just felt there was no way out,’ Ms Robertson told A Current Affair.

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