Nail Gun Injuries Soar In Consumers

Nail Guns in the Wrong Hands Lead to Nail Gun Injury, Even Death

Nail Guns in the Wrong Hands Lead to Nail Gun Injury, Even Death

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.
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The bad news is that high-powered nail guns are increasingly available and used by home handymen and so-called “weekend warriors” looking for a faster and more efficient way to complete home renovations. Critics say nail guns are capable of lethal injury and should be licensed much like a handgun and sold only to qualified contractors. Last year the body of a 27-year-old man was pulled from the Georges River in Australia, bound and wrapped in a piece of domestic carpet.
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