Worker pleads guilty over nail gun incident

Reported by Haydee | 13 Jun, 2012

A worker was convicted and fined at the Wodonga Magistrates’ Court over an incident where he accidentally shot an apprentice with a nail gun, injuring his arm. The 34-year-old worker pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one charge under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 for failing to take reasonable care for the health and …

WorkCover issues safety alert on safe use of nail guns

Reported by Haydee | 24 Apr, 2012

Photo: WorkCover NSW WorkCover NSW issues safety alert on the safe use of nail guns to remind users to prevent their guns from inadvertently discharging while they are using them. It also aims to remind nail gun users to prevent nails from inadvertently ricocheting and hitting persons or penetrating other surfaces. Nail guns are a …

VIC: Paramedic Speaks About Nail Gun Mishaps

Reported by Julia | 05 Nov, 2010

WorkSafe Victoria says 11 people were injured across Melbourne because of nail gun accidents since May, including five in September alone. Of the 11, two people were struck to the head by 5cm nails. One person pulled out a nail that was lodged near his eye. Shaun Columbine, Ambulance Victoria paramedic team manager, said being …

VIC: Woman Gets Nail Embedded in Her Head

Reported by Julia | 13 Sep, 2010

A 41-year-old woman has survived after accidentally shooting herself in the head with a nail gun in southern Melbourne on Friday. She was reportedly using the nail gun to build a small fruit cage in her Bentleigh backyard. The gun got caught on her jumper and shot out a five-centimetre long nail. “A five centimetre-long …

VIC: Teenager Shoots Hand with Nail Gun

Reported by Julia | 16 Aug, 2010

A 16-year-old apprentice has been taken to the hospital after he accidentally shot a six-centimetre nail to his hand with a nail gun. The incident took place at a Northcote building site in Melbourne’s north-east on August 2. The nail pierced five centimetres into the young man’s hand, entering the web between the thumb and …

VIC: Nail Lodged in Worker’s Head

Reported by Julia | 05 May, 2010

An 18-year-old worker has been shot in the head with a nail gun in a freak accident in Melbourne yesterday. The worker and his boss were doing construction work around 10am (AEST) when the incident took place. According to Ambulance Victoria, the worker’s boss accidentally fired a nail gun, hitting the young man with a …