Every day, an average of 12 workers die on the job as the result of workplace injuries, according to a new report from the AFL-CIO. Here's a look at the 20 most dangerous states for workers, according to 2012 workplace fatality rates:
20. (tie) Virginia (3.8 percent worker fatality rate in 2012)
Sherrie Gibbs routinely takes her 14 year old dog Quigley out for walks in the Janin Acres subdivision in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and is not surprised to learn that coyotes and mountain lions are roaming around her neighborhood.
Craig Mason of Los Osos hadn't heard from his brother for days when he finally received a text Wednesday. He thought his brother was fishing with friends in Baja California when he learned that Hurricane Odile had wreaked havoc in the Mexican resort.