The Seattle Times reports man “ok” after nail shot in skull in construction accident

The Seattle Times reports that George Chandler of Kansas had a 2-1/2″ nail from a pneumatic nail gun lodged into his skull in a construction accident.

Chandler was working with his friend, Phil Kern, who was using a nail gun to fasten lattice work to a deck. The hose to the gun got caught and the gun discharged and fired the nail into Chandler’s skull.

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An emergency room doctor was able to remove the nail with a claw hammer. Chandler is a lucky man because he only felt a “sting” and he has no long term health effects from the nail being lodged into his skull.

In a previous posting, we wrote about a widow of a man killed by a nail gun suing the manufacturer of the gun that killed her husband for wrongful death. In an investigative report, the Sacramento-Bee highlighted the stories of many people who have been seriously injured or killed with nail guns.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 100 people a day seek medical attention due to nail gun injuries. These injuries include puncture wounds, eye injuries, fractured bones, brain and head injuries and nerve damage.

If you have been injured or a loved one killed due to someone using a nail gun in a negligent manner, you should contact a Washington personal injury attorney. At The Farber Law Group, we represent people with serious personal injuries due to construction accidents. We will work to make sure you are compensated for your injuries including medical costs, lost wages and for pain and suffering.

Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Read our previous posting on nail gun safety tips.