Industrial safety is a tricky thing. I won't deny that corporate abuses have taken place in the past and still take place in some (probably most) parts of the world today. However, even in places that have rigorous safety programs and are building a safety-conscious culture, injuries will still occur. I have learned that people will always find new and surprisingly inventive ways to hurt themselves. And while this has perhaps been said by someone before, I'll go with Scott Adams on this:
"There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot."