Photo courtesy ConstructionWorld.in Enclosed work spaces at height can eliminate falls and protect surrounding buildings and bystanders, scaffolding experts say. Related Links: Fluor Boosts Safety Audits CEOs Share Strategies for Emerging Markets There's a flip side to the success story of booming construction in emerging markets such as India. At the moment, construction is the most dangerous industry in India, recording the world's highest accident rate among workers. Yet while construction labor accounts for just 7.5% of India's workforce, it suffers 16.4% of fatal occupational accidents, according to government data.Risky BusinessRecent fatalities at Metro Rail sites in Chennai and Mumbai
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.