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Posted: 3/3/2014 3:27:45 AM EDT
Contractor loses eye in nail gun accident in Maplewood

“He was conscious, but it looks like it was a total removal of the eye,” said Callaghan.

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2014/03/contractor_loses_eye_in_nail_gun_accident_in_maplewood.html#incart_river

Link Posted: 3/3/2014 3:49:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Whamo:
Contractor loses eye in nail gun accident in Maplewood

“He was conscious, but it looks like it was a total removal of the eye,” said Callaghan.

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2014/03/contractor_loses_eye_in_nail_gun_accident_in_maplewood.html#incart_river

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I bet he didn't see that one coming
Link Posted: 3/3/2014 3:52:44 AM EDT
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What was highly unusual in this case, however, was that an eye was taken out and never found at the scene.
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W...T...F?
Link Posted: 3/3/2014 3:53:49 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By AlphaThree:

I bet he didn't see that one coming
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Originally Posted By AlphaThree:
Originally Posted By Whamo:
Contractor loses eye in nail gun accident in Maplewood

“He was conscious, but it looks like it was a total removal of the eye,” said Callaghan.

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2014/03/contractor_loses_eye_in_nail_gun_accident_in_maplewood.html#incart_river


I bet he didn't see that one coming


Eye see what you did there...
Link Posted: 3/3/2014 3:54:58 AM EDT
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Eye see what you did there...
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Originally Posted By pedorrero79:
Originally Posted By AlphaThree:
Originally Posted By Whamo:
Contractor loses eye in nail gun accident in Maplewood

“He was conscious, but it looks like it was a total removal of the eye,” said Callaghan.

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2014/03/contractor_loses_eye_in_nail_gun_accident_in_maplewood.html#incart_river


I bet he didn't see that one coming


Eye see what you did there...


This
Link Posted: 3/3/2014 4:00:56 AM EDT
WTF?


I don't work w/ nail guns much but don't they have a safety on them that only allows them to fire when the "barrel" is depressed onto the surface you're nailing?
Link Posted: 3/3/2014 4:03:39 AM EDT
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Eye see what you did there...
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Originally Posted By pedorrero79:
Originally Posted By AlphaThree:
Originally Posted By Whamo:
Contractor loses eye in nail gun accident in Maplewood

“He was conscious, but it looks like it was a total removal of the eye,” said Callaghan.

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2014/03/contractor_loses_eye_in_nail_gun_accident_in_maplewood.html#incart_river


I bet he didn't see that one coming


Eye see what you did there...


First post Nailed it.
Link Posted: 3/3/2014 4:08:29 AM EDT
I know a contractor who was in a tight space under a staircase using a framing nailer. He had both arms fully extended over his head and when fired the first nail, his nailer recoiled, back into the wall, and bounced back twice in rapid succession. He was holding the trigger and nailed his hand into the stud twice!
Link Posted: 3/3/2014 4:17:51 AM EDT
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First post Nailed it.
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Originally Posted By pedorrero79:
Originally Posted By AlphaThree:
Originally Posted By Whamo:
Contractor loses eye in nail gun accident in Maplewood

“He was conscious, but it looks like it was a total removal of the eye,” said Callaghan.

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2014/03/contractor_loses_eye_in_nail_gun_accident_in_maplewood.html#incart_river


I bet he didn't see that one coming


Eye see what you did there...




First post Nailed it.


Hah!

Link Posted: 3/3/2014 4:35:08 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By AJ-IN-JAX:
WTF?


I don't work w/ nail guns much but don't they have a safety on them that only allows them to fire when the "barrel" is depressed onto the surface you're nailing?
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Yes, but depending on how old it is, some of our old ones the safety was poorly designed, and we would lock it back temporarily, for certain nailing operations.

JUST like any other gun , the OPERATOR is the best/worst safety device.
Link Posted: 3/3/2014 4:44:31 AM EDT
^^ Agreed. My old hitachi shoots fast as hell and usually if I'm holding the trigger and bump the side it'll perfectly toe nail.

Not to mention some actually disengage the safety on them. I never understood those who wedge up the guard on skil saws. The extra half a sec for the guard to start rolling back is worth it versus someone not paying attention and getting that blade stuck in them.
Link Posted: 3/3/2014 5:02:53 AM EDT
One more gun to ban .
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