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Increased demand, an aging workforce, and a lack of skilled labor has pushed construction to adopt technology tools to boost safety and efficiency. (Photo: iStock)

Despite strides in the construction industry, jobsites remain hazardous, unpredictable physical environments with limited visibility across resources.

More than one in five private-industry fatalities occur in construction, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition to the human and emotional costs, these accidents negatively impact employee morale, productivity, and overall profitability. Injuries and accidents that cause employees to miss six or more days of work cost U.S. employers almost $60 billion per year, according to the 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety index.

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