Nail-Gun Injuries Among Consumers Rise With Sales, U.S. Says
By Elizabeth Lopatto
April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Nail-gun injuries among U.S. consumers tripled
from 1991 to 2005 as the products became more readily available, a
In 2005, 13,400 people sought emergency care for harm related to the
tools, researcher's said in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
Report. The most-common injuries were puncture wounds, with or without
the injection of foreign objects such nails into the body, which
together accounted for 87 percent of the reported incidents.
The nail-gun injuries have extended to homes and garages what formerly
was a hazard seen mostly in workplaces, such as construction sites,
according to the report, published by the Atlanta-based Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention.