Nail Gun Safety from This Old House

Nails guns apparently account for almost 15,000 injuries a year. A nail driven through a finger or an ankle is certainly nothing to laugh at, a nail through the skull can also kill.

This Old House website ( has a great guide to nail gun safety entitled “Don’t Get Nailed: A Guide to Avoiding Nail-Gun Injuries -Wherein we, um, hammer home safety tips for one common power tool

Along with all the pointers and tips for safely using nail guns, they include x-ray photos of fingers, ankles, skulls and other bones and joints with nail through them like this one below: