Nail Gun Safety

Nail guns, a handy tool to have around and yet they cause more and more injures every year.

Newschannel 10 spoke with someone who knows all about this tool. Jim Brooks with the local carpenters union.

He recommends a nail gun with a safety on it.  This way you have to push the gun down and then squeeze the trigger to fire it. It makes accidents less likely to happen.

He says nail guns are a great tool, just be careful, use the right size nail that goes with your gun, wear eye and ear protection and read the manual.

We also spoke with an ER doctor at BSA.  They just saw someone with a nail gun injury last week.  He says they can cause quite a bit of damage to you depending on where it hits.