Depending on the sort of job you have, you may be in more danger of getting hurt from doing your work tasks, or most vulnerable of injury at the hands of a negligent third party.
Construction workers often use heavy equipment to do their jobs. Machines like cherry pickers allow workers to work far off the ground, but a mistake or mechanical failure can put their lives in danger.
A report from the California Department of Industrial Relations found that the number of fatal workplace incidents in 2014 (the most recent year for available data) showed a sharp decline from previous years. In 2012 and 2013, there were 375 workplace deaths and 396 workplace deaths, respectively. In 2014, that number plummeted to 344. That's a significant safety step -- but that's still nearly one workplace fatality per day in the state.