How much time is safety worth? A comparison of trigger configurations on pneumatic nail guns in residential framing

  • Lipscomb H
  • Nolan J
  • Patterson D
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Nail gun injuries are among the most common in wood frame construction. Despite evidence that the majority of injuries from unintentional firings could be prevented with a sequential trigger mechanism on the tools, the safer trigger has not been embraced in the fast-paced residential construction industry. An experiment was conducted in an attempt to realistically evaluate the magnitude of productivity concerns.

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  • Hester J. Lipscomb

  • James Nolan

  • Dennis Patterson

  • Dimitrios Makrozahopoulos

  • Kristen L. Kucera

  • John M. Dement

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