A NJ man accidentally shot himself in the heart with a 4-inch nail while attempting to clean a jam. He claims that he pointed it at himself and it fired from about a foot away.
There are few details about how this happened, but “accidents” of this type are completely avoidable. We don’t think of this as an accident as much as a consequence of poor judgement and safety practices.
- Always remove the air line or power source before attempting to clear a nailer jam.
- Always point the nailer away from yourself when clearing a jam.
Do you guys have any thoughts about how this could have happened? And how could he fire off a nail from a foot away without disabling safety measures?
Thanks to Jeanie for the story!
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