Nail gun injuries in residential carpentry: lessons from active injury surveillance.

  title={Nail gun injuries in residential carpentry: lessons from active injury surveillance.},
  author={Hester J. Lipscomb and John Dement and Jerry P Nolan and Diane Patterson and L Li},
  journal={Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention},
  volume={9 1},
OBJECTIVE To describe circumstances surrounding injuries involving nail guns among carpenters, calculate injury rates, identify high risk groups and preventive measures. METHODS and setting: Active injury surveillance was used to identify causes of injury among a large cohort of union residential and drywall carpenters. Injured carpenters were interviewed by experienced journeymen; enumeration of workers and hourworked were provided by the union. The combined data allowed definition of a… CONTINUE READING
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