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How technology is making construction sites safer

On Behalf of | Apr 23, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

New Jersey residents who work in construction are likely interested in ways that AI is making construction safer. The statistics on construction safety are clear. Construction is one of the most dangerous fields to work in; it is estimated that every single day, 14 construction workers die on the job. Construction workers are five times more likely to die on the job as other workers, so it’s understandable that site managers are interested in getting any help that they can in making the work site safer.

One way that AI is improving worker safety is by simplifying tasks before the workers start their job. One of the things that makes construction sites so risky is the number of unforeseen variables that are involved. The less work that construction workers have to do on the site, the less dangerous the site becomes. AI and robotics are working together to produce prefabricated construction. This is a process where many of the elements of construction are put together in a controlled factory. These prefabricated elements are then delivered to a construction site. As a result, a number of the would-be hazards on the construction site are completely eliminated. The human factor is taken out of the picture.

AI-assisted prefabricated construction has done a lot to minimize on-the-job accidents. These improvements in safety have led many to believe that in just a few years, modular construction is going to have an even larger impact in the construction field. Because of the inherent dangers associated with construction, site managers and designers owe it to their workers to give them the safest environment possible. It’s not just enough to tell workers to be more careful on the job.

A personal injury attorney who works with workers’ compensation claims may help a client understand the difference between a workers’ compensation case and a standard personal injury claim. They may help their clients understand that a workers’ comp claim does not require proof of negligence on the part of the employer. What must be proven is that the employee suffered injury while on the job.