In perusing the news today, there were two headline stories regarding recent nail gun accidents. As a Bellevue, Washington based construction attorney, we often represent construction workers who have been seriously injured in on-the-job accidents. Nail guns are an increasing occupational hazard of construction workers with more than 100 people being treated daily in hospital emergency rooms across the United States. Here are the two stories that made headline news today and they are typical of what we see:
- Stamford, Conn, The Advocate
“Man shot with nail gun”
A city employee and veteran of the Iraq war was shot in the neck with a nail gun yesterday morning, police and emergency medical services officials.
- Kissimmee, Flordia, WFTV.COM “Construction worker shot in the eye with nail gun”
A construction worker was accidentally shot in the eye with a nail gun Tuesday. Late Tuesday afternoon, the 38-year-old man was flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center from Osceola County.
A previous posting discusses the widow of a man killed by a nail gun suing the manufacturer of the gun for wrongful death.
As a Washington Construction Attorney, The Farber Law Group represents construction workers injured with nail guns. Their injuries can include puncture wounds, eye injuries, brain and head injury and fractured bones.
It is our experience that nail gun injuries are often due to the negligence of another person. We will investigate to determine whether proper training was provided the nail gun operator, whether alcohol or drugs was a factor and whether all safety precautions were in place before the incident took place.
Se our Nail gun safety tips to avoid injuries