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Came across this web page while looking around. It consists of suggestions for workers who use nail guns. Naturally California is mentioned. http://www.californiaworkerscompensationdefenseattorneys.com/2011/10/new-oshaniosh-guide-discusses-nail-gun-safety.shtml
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On 1/26/2012 1:18 PM, Dave wrote:

http://www.californiaworkerscompensationdefenseattorneys.com/2011/10/new-oshaniosh-guide-discusses-nail-gun-safety.shtml I am sure that in some way nail guns cause cancer in California.
But seriously and this was taken from the link you provided,
Entitled "Nail Gun Safety: A Guide for Construction Contractors," the guide offers some very interesting statistics concerning the prevalence of nail gun injuries among apprentice carpenters:
Two out of five suffered one nail gun injury during the first four years of training
One out of five suffered two nail gun injuries during the first four years of training
One out of ten suffered three or more nail gun injuries during the first four years of training
If you need four years training to use a nail gun, it is not a surprise that there are nail gun accidents. What's with these people in California?
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It would be interesting to see if there are any stats on file showing accidents from using a hammer and nail, such as how many people hammered a nail through their hands or through a piece of lumber into their legs. I am sure it happened, just was not spectacular enough to get a special report. Do you blame the hammer or the nail rather than now blaming the nail gun now that they are used by careless users.
I worked in a printing plant where we used a hydraulic guillotine to cut paper. The blade is as sharp as a razor and has hydraulic power to push it through a stack of paper. We had heard of people who trimmed their fingers off, but we never had an accident. We always insisted that no one be around the worker on the cutter to distract him, plus made sure all the safety devices were operational and constant reminders of safe use of the machine. Get sloppy and you can loose the ends of four fingers at once.
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On 1/26/2012 5:39 PM, EXT wrote:

Yeah LOL. Can't tell you how many times I have been sending the nail home on the top rail of a fence and thought that putting my finger between the nail and hammer might help.
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On 1/28/12 2:07 PM, Leon wrote:

weiner to the wall. :-)
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http://www.californiaworkerscompensationdefenseattorneys.com/2011/10/new-oshaniosh-guide-discusses-nail-gun-safety.shtml Trained or not, you can pretty much tell who's going to get whacked by watching their work habits... HGTV is a good place to see pros and amateurs alike who are a hazard...
John
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I see the nail in the head victim's wife has made a you tube video and described the accident a bit better.
Apparently the guy let the gun slip and thought the sleeve was the only contact with his head when it fired. So the shot was with the gun in contact his head and very little air space for the flight of the nail. Apparently they don't hurt so no Nail-Stop is required.
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