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A 32-year-old roof carpenter working in Baldivis was hospitalised during June when he was struck in the eye.
The roof carpenter was using a nail gun to fix holding down straps to the battens on a single storey dwelling. He was putting four nails into each steel strap when a nail ricocheted and struck him in the eye.
The roof carpenter using the nail gun sustained a serious injury to the eye, resulting in the loss of sight.
The following list will help in reducing incidents associated with Air Operated Nail Guns and should be observed at all times.
Do not attempt to use a nail gun unless you have first received instructions on safe use.
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