Table 2

Injuries associated with nail guns among union residential carpenters by nature of injury and body region, 1999–2002

Nature of injury
Body regionPuncture woundFracture/ broken toothContusionAbrasionSprain/strainRepetitive motionTotal (%)
Hand/fingers464252 (65)
Forearm/wrist123 (4)
Foot/toes93113 (16)
Knee/thigh314 (5)
Back112 (3)
Eye144 (5)
Face (tooth)11 (1)
Total (%)60 (75)9 (11)4 (5)4 (5)1 (1)2 (3)80 (100)