Nail guns are common in the construction industry and have been increasing in popularity among the home “DIY” market in recent years. Due in large part to their increased popularity among non-professionals, nail gun accidents more than tripled between 1991 and 2005. While some of the increase in nail gun injuries is no doubt a result of user negligence, manufacturers often bear responsibility.
Many manufacturers forgo simple safety measures; for example, nail guns can be manufactured to use a two-step firing procedure, which can greatly reduce the number of accidental firings.
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