991 U.S. construction workers were killed on the job in 2016, accounting for the highest number of fatal work injuries in any industry.
According to Mike Winn of DroneDeploy [www.dronedeploy.com] — a drone mapping software with the largest drone data platform in the world — many of these accidents could have been prevented with the use of drones on job sites.
Here's how drone technology can eliminate fatalities on job sites:
THE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH CAN BE PREVENTED
These "Fatal Four" were responsible for more than half (63.7%) the construction worker deaths in 2016: falls, electrocution, being struck by an object, and being caught-in or between objects on a job site.
DRONES DO WHAT HUMANS CAN'T
Construction workers can use drones to inspect high and hard-to-reach areas, catch risks on site from afar, and operate around the clock in conditions too dangerous for humans — protecting workers from danger and ultimately saving lives.
THE DRONE ADOPTION DOMINO EFFECT STARTS IN CONSTRUCTION
5,190 total U.S. workers were killed on the job in 2016. Construction is one of the fastest-adopting industries of drone technology — if drone adoption in construction becomes universal, other industries will follow suit, incorporating drones into their workflow to reduce the need of putting humans in risky situations.
To learn more on how commercial drones protect construction workers, please visit www.dronedeploy.com.