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Unravelling Safety Concerns in Construction: A Comprehensive Data Analysis

9 pagesPublished: May 26, 2024


Construction site hazards and safety concerns have been a longstanding issue within the industry. These concerns extend beyond immediate physical risks to workers and public safety. Ensuring safety in construction is pivotal, as it not only safeguards lives but also has a significant societal impact. Previous studies have explored various methods and strategies to enhance construction site safety. However, there remains a gap in understanding the intricate interplay between contributing factors, personal attributes, and accident occurrence. This research aims to fill this gap by employing advanced data analysis techniques, including text mining, time series, comparative, correlation analyses. In this regard, we present a novel approach to address construction site safety. We begin by manually collecting data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) accident reports and subsequently employ an automatic algorithm for data cleaning and extraction. The data we collect includes information on Gender, Age, Contributing factors, Cause of Death, Recommendations by experts, State, and Summary from these reports. Through these advanced data analysis techniques, we aim to identify the most effective strategies for reducing the occurrence of accidents in the construction industry, thereby improving overall safety performance.

Keyphrases: comparative analysis, Construction site safety, correlation analysis, text mining, time series analysis

In: Tom Leathem, Wesley Collins and Anthony J. Perrenoud (editors). Proceedings of 60th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference, vol 5, pages 912--920

BibTeX entry
  author    = {Soroush Piri and Kamalesh Panthi},
  title     = {Unravelling Safety Concerns in Construction: A Comprehensive Data Analysis},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of 60th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference},
  editor    = {Tom Leathem and Wes Collins and Anthony Perrenoud},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Built Environment},
  volume    = {5},
  pages     = {912--920},
  year      = {2024},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair,},
  issn      = {2632-881X},
  url       = {},
  doi       = {10.29007/snfn}}
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