Nail Guns Hospitalize More Construction Workers Than Any Other Injury – Upi.com

“Research has identified that the risk of a nail gun injury is twice as high when using a multishot contact trigger as when using a single-shot sequential trigger nailer,” OSHA said. “People who operate nail guns are not the only ones at risk of injury. Bystanders — most often co-workers — represent almost 12 percent of all who are injured by nail guns.” Studies show that the use of nail guns equipped with sequential triggers can reduce injuries by half, OSHA said.
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WATCH: Ditzy Australian presenter almost shoots herself in face with nail gun on live TV – NY Daily News

These powerful and productive tools have saved me weeks of labor over the years, but they have also caused me some pain. Nail guns are indeed guns, and, as the name implies, they can be dangerous if you don’t follow all safety rules and use common sense. Nail guns drive both long and short nails into wood, even dense oak, in a fraction of a second with a single blow. Driving a regular nail with a hammer is also dangerous.
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Nail Guns: The Power and the Pain

This type of trigger makes unintentional nail discharge less likely. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that a little over half of the injuries from contact-trip tools used in the residential construction industry could be prevented if a sequential-trip trigger was used. Injuries caused by nail gun use include being shot by a nail from a nail gun, being struck by the nail gun or hose from a compressor, and injuries to the musculoskeletal (muscle or bone) system or eyes. The majority of consumer and work-related injuries were from puncture wounds or wounds that contained a foreign body resulting from a nail shot through an individuals body part or a nail shot through construction material into an individual. Most injuries were to the hand or fingers, but eye and dental injuries occurred as well as electrical burns and noise-induced hearing difficulty.
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Tips: Nail Gun Safety — Occupational Health & Safety

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. Studio 10 via Youtube Australian TV presenter Sarah Harris (left) points the nail gun at herself during lve ‘Studio 10’ segment, with blindfolded mind reader Anthony Laye unable to point out her error.
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