Nail Gun Injuries Can Be Prevented with Adequate Safety Warnings


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Last year, Duke University researchers issued results of their study of nail gun safety warnings. Published in the April 2011 issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, the study revealed that those selling nail guns had little knowledge about nail gun safety. The study underscores the danger of nail guns and the importance of understanding safety precautions necessary for their use.

As part of the study, the researchers went to over 200 stores in multiple parts of the country, including the southwestern Pennsylvania area. They targeted stores that either sold or rented nail guns. Posing as new users, the researchers discussed nail gun safety with sales personnel. The results:

  • At nearly 75% of the businesses visited, the researchers received some misinformation.
  • Nearly 60% of the sales personnel failed to provide any safety suggestions.
  • Many sales personnel failed to discuss the industry standard preference for the sequential trigger versus the contact trigger.

Nail guns are inherently dangerous and it is vital that users understand how they work and what the dangers are. Whether in retail or nail gun rental stores or in the product manual, nail gun safety must be adequately explained to the user.

Nail gun accidents account for a high number of emergency room visits, and most cases are 100% preventable. Learn more about inadequate warnings claims in defective products cases involving nail guns.

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