Proximity Warning and Excavator Control System for Prevention of Collision Accidents
AbstractConstruction is a hazardous industry in which accidents occur frequently. Occupational accidents at construction sites are a serious public health issue in Korea. Construction site conditions often create dangerous situations by requiring workers and heavy equipment to work in close proximity to each other. In 2015, approximately 11% (46) of the 437 occupational fatalities in the construction industry in Korea resulted from workers colliding with objects or equipment. In this paper, we present a proximity warning system developed to address this issue and enhance safety at construction sites. The proposed technology functions in real time to alert workers and equipment operators of hazardous proximity situations. Also, when the radio frequency identification (RFID) sensor detects an approaching worker, the main board instantly shuts down the excavator for the prevention of accident. This system contains an RFID tag, RFID reader, alarm device, camera, a display device (the Around View Monitor), and excavator control technology. A field test demonstrated successful performance of the proposed system. It is widely applicable in small construction fields alongside excavators and other equipment because this system does not require additional communication infrastructure, such as servers. View Full-Text
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Jo, B.-W.; Lee, Y.-S.; Kim, J.-H.; Kim, D.-K.; Choi, P.-H. Proximity Warning and Excavator Control System for Prevention of Collision Accidents. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1488.
Jo B-W, Lee Y-S, Kim J-H, Kim D-K, Choi P-H. Proximity Warning and Excavator Control System for Prevention of Collision Accidents. Sustainability. 2017; 9(8):1488.Chicago/Turabian Style
Jo, Byung-Wan; Lee, Yun-Sung; Kim, Jung-Hoon; Kim, Do-Keun; Choi, Pyung-Ho. 2017. "Proximity Warning and Excavator Control System for Prevention of Collision Accidents." Sustainability 9, no. 8: 1488.