An Idaho construction worker was found dead on a residential construction project. At the time of his death, he was using a nail gun to frame houses.
The nail gun apparently accidentally discharged and he was killed by a penetrating injury to his brain stem.
On a construction site, not only do the work practices have to be safe, but the equipment must be safe as well. Nail guns are a special hazard because of the great force with which they discharge nails. Accidental discharge is a recognized hazard, and manufacturers are under a legal obligation to make nail guns with guards against accidental discharge.