On modern construction sites, nail guns have practically replaced the hammer. These tools use huge amounts of pressure to efficiently place nails in any desired surface, but a malfunction can be disastrous. It’s not unheard of a nail gun to discharge, even if the lock was in position, and this type of bad engineering can result in serious harm. Nail gun makers have a responsibility to distribute products that are safe because recalling them may not be enough.
A functional safety lock, that can withstand the massive pressure output by a nail gun is fundamental in avoiding such injuries:
- Hand Injury
- Soft Tissue Damage
- Structural Damage
- Tendon Split
- Punctured Lungs
- Fatal Head or Hip Injury
Nail gun accidents can happen because of misuse or bad design. When they do happen, it’s usually one of these cases:
- Bump-firing the gun without paying attention
- Holding one’s hand behind the nailing surface
- Puncturing the hand when handling an unsafe nail gun
- Accidental discharge next to someone
- Nail fired like a projectile after the gun slipped from the intended surface
If you or one of your loved ones have been injured in a nail gun accident, contact John M. O’Brien & Associates. One of our experts will provide a free evaluation of your case, based on a long experience with settling and litigating construction-related cases.