Nail Gun Injuries Soar In Consumers

Jessica Rowe prevents co-host Sarah Harris from shooting herself in the face with a nail gun with just seconds to spare | Mail Online

The CDC today reported that the number of consumers seeking emergency treatment 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 at home hardware stores, but no sales data are available to confirm that, notes the CDC. Workers and consumers should make sure that their nail gun has a safety feature called a sequential-trip trigger, says the CDC in a news release. The CDC also says additional training material on nail gun safety should be provided 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% — occurred in workers. Most nail gun injuries occur in men, affect the upper body, and include puncture wounds, bone fractures , and eye injuries, according to the report.
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Colorado CEO commits suicide with a nail gun as company comes under investigation – NY Daily News

Richard M. Talley, founder and CEO of American Title Services, was found dead in his Colorado home Tuesday with self-inflicted wounds from a nail gun. Talley is seen here with his wife, Cheryl.

A Colorado executive whose company was under investigation committed suicide this week by shooting himself repeatedly with a nail gun. Richard M. Talley, 56, was found dead in his Greenwood Village garage Tuesday by a family member, the Denver Post reported. He had shot himself seven or eight times in the head and chest with a nail gun. Talleys company, American Title Services, was under investigation by the Colorado Division of Insurance. Its unclear what investigators sought from the company, which Talley founded in 2001.
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WATCH: Ditzy Australian presenter almost shoots herself in face with nail gun on live TV – NY Daily News

Skittish Sarah Harris was helping blindfolded mind reader Anthony Laye with a trick during a live ‘Studio 10’ broadcast when she picked up the DIY tool the wrong way. With the magician unable to see what she was doing, she nervously waved the gadget up and down – almost pulling the trigger. She was saved from a terrible fate, however, after audience members started screaming out to warn her about her error.
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As cool as body piercing is at the moment, I wouldnt recommend it with one of these, Laye warned. After Sarah mixed the guns up for the mind reading experiment, Laye blindfolded himself. How it should be done: A demonstration of how the gun would be fired was aired in the lead-up to the segment Clearly no future as a handyman: Sarah struggles with how she is meant to be holding the nail gun Fearful onlookers: Sarah’s Studio 10 co-hosts looked on as she picked up the nail gun And when Sarah picked up the nail gun, things started to get hairy when she held it in the wrong direction. Okay, youre going to fire that in to the palm of my hand, Laye directed. Holding the nail gun in position, the studio audience and Sarah’s fellow presenters started screaming out to her that the gun was being held the wrong way.
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