Man Shot In Heart When Nail Gun Goes Off: 37,000 Nail Gun Accidents Occur Yearly – Hartford Top News | Examiner.com

Tips: Nail Gun Safety — Occupational Health & Safety

Louis Louis, a heart surgeon, said that the nail actually entered Rakows heart twice, but because of the design of the nail and a little bit of luck he was able to be saved. “The sternum acted like a 2×4 in that it caught the nail and prevented the nail from going any deeper,” Louis said. The nail was stopped just two millimeters from the coronary artery. If the nail had punctured that artery, Rakow would probably have died instantly. “Once we were able to get a hold of it, we were able to work it out very carefully and then it was a simple two stitches to repair the injury in the heart,” Louis said. Nail guns are a tool that bring efficiency and convenience to most any construction job, but they’re also a tool that is seen in a lot of accidents, according to ENR.com . The emergency rooms around the country see many nails protruding out of hands and feet from a nail gun accident.
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Review all precautions and warnings before using a nail gun. Keep co-workers and bystanders away from the immediate work area. Never point the tool at anyone, even if it is empty or disconnected from the air supply. Keep hands and fingers out of the line of fire and aim the gun away from the body.
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Nail Gun Injuries Soar in Consumers

The CDC today reported that the number of consumers seeking emergencytreatment at hospitals for nail gun injuries rose 200% from 1991 to 2005. That trend is likely due to the increase in the availability of nail guns athome hardware stores, but no sales data are available to confirm that, notesthe CDC. Workers and consumers should make sure that their nail gun has a safetyfeature called a sequential-trip trigger, says the CDC in a news release. The CDC also says additional training material on nail gun safety should beprovided wherever nail guns are sold and rented. Nail Gun Injuries The new statistics come from hospital emergency rooms nationwide. Data from 2001 to 2005 show that most nail gun injuries — 60% — occurredin workers.
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Company clears wife of CEO who committed suicide by nail gun

Escrow funds are held in trust to pay a number of expenses such as old mortgages, property liens, taxes and other expenses. TRGC said ATS books were intentionally doctored to hide the missing money. What it was used for is unclear.
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