A construction site is a dangerous place to work, with a fatal accident rate five times higher than that of any other industry.
Now a number of big construction companies are testing technology that could save lives, and money, by predicting when accidents will happen.
Suffolk, a construction giant based in Boston, has been developing the system for more than a yearin collaboration with SmartVid, a computer vision company in the same city. Earlier this year, the company persuaded several of its competitors to join a consortium that would share data to improve the technology.
Artificial intelligence sees construction site accidents before they happen