Man injured by nail gun in critical condition at Harborview

The Seattle Times reports that a man is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington after shooting himself in the chest with a large nail gun that drives 6 inch nails.

The man, who has not been identified, was pulled over on Highway 3 after Washington State Patrol saw him involved in an apparent hit-and-run accident. The trooper followed the man onto the Highway after witnessing the accident near Newberry Hill Road and Chico way in Silverdale. The man apparently shot himself after he stopped his Ford Explorer at the trooper’s instructions.

According to the Kitsap Sun, officers have not been able to question the man because of his condition.

There are approximately 100 Emergency Room visits daily in America due to nail gun injuries. Some times the injuries are quite serious and some even cause death.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed by a nail gun due to someone else’s negligence, you should contact The Farber Law Group. With our experience in construction accidents and injuries, we can investigate to ascertain whether the workplace had safety precautions in place, that operators had proper training, were not using alcohol and drugs at the time of the accident and that the tools were maintained in proper condition without safety features being overridden. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.