Monday, April 16, 2007

 

Do-It-Yourselfers Cause Spike In Nail Gun Injuries

‘According to new statistics that would make Bob Vila cringe, the number of injuries from nail guns has almost doubled since 2001.

Researchers said that more and more it is do-it-yourselfers who are feeling the pain, according to a press release.

The number of weekend carpenters treated each year for nail gun injuries in emergency rooms in U.S. hospitals more than tripled between 1991 and 2005, increasing to about 14,800 per year, according to an analysis by researchers at Duke University Medical Center and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.’




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