Nail Gun Injuries

Nail gun injuries most often are the result of firings that occur inadvertently, in quick succession or from the way the nail penetrates a surface. Most of these injuries involve puncture wounds to the hands or fingers, but a number are serious and even fatal.5  Studies show that if you have not been trained in how to use nail guns with either mechanism, your risk of injury is high.

 

3.2.1. Nail gun injuries in construction

This Web site describes the  impact of nail gun injuries in the construction industry. Its author, Katie Schofield is a Ph.D. student enrolled in the Occupational Injury Prevention Research Training Program at the University of Minnesota. The information from this site is based on a paper written to fulfill requirements for a class that focused on injury prevention in the workplace, community and home.  For more information click here.

 

3.2.2. Video: A Framer’s Perspective

Nate Roberts had been framing houses for many years before he ever knew there was more than one mechanism for firing a nail gun.

 

3.2.3. Video:  Never Too Careful

Caleb Miller thought he was too careful to be injured by a nail gun. But in less than two years after becoming a professional carpenter, he learned otherwise.

 

3.2.4. Video: To The Bone

A carpenter with more than seven years’ experience, Shawn Mahler has sustained more than one injury from using a nail gun.