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Old 02-11-2011, 10:11 PM   #61
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Yea no doubt. That little bone would have shattered. I was so pissed that I shot myself I finished nailing the roof off before looking, could feel the blood filling my boot.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:00 AM   #62
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Shot myself once about 27 years ago at the ripe old age of17. We had ( my dad) had just made the transition to pnu's I was giving a newbie a lesson in nail gun safty. Air hose attached, gun loaded, I aimed downrange and pulled the trigger, See, nothing happened, you have to press the safty at the same time. So I procede to slap the safty w/ my left handto show him it will not shoot if the trigger is not depressed also. Some where along the line I had a finger on the trig, so w/ a deft slap of the left hand I shot a duo;fast 606 thru the center of my hand.The newbie looked as suprised as me, I'm sure.


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In 1979 I got shot by a jealous girlfriend with single ott buck shot. 2 pellets out of 20 hit me in the left foot after they went through the bathroom wall and found me finally getting out of the bed to get the gun from her. Obviously I was too late. That was incredibly loud. Felt like I was hit with a baseball bat.

Like the rest of you have said, that hurt like heck the next several days. And all my friends and coworkers still think it's funny. Go ahead and laugh. It is funny now but it was touch and go when the cop showed up to the hospital.
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3 1/4" through the tip of my left thumb a couple of months back, straight right to left underneath the nail, missing the bone. Smarted pretty good for a week or so. That'll teach me to hold a short cripple and nail it on bump.

Had Antonio pull it out with pliers, then was pissed I didnt think to take a picture. Briefly thought about putting it back in for the picture, but decided against. Wrapped it up with a strip of t-shirt and duct tape, sat down for a minute and then back to work. The plumbers were amazed I didnt (a) go to the hospital or (b) go home and asked me about it for like the next two weeks.
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No but a couple years ago I did run a number 2 Philips head right through the top of my thumb

Was trying to reach into a hard area holding the screw with left hand and applying to much pressure with the righ when drill slipped and went right through my right thumb nail and into my thumb you should have seen the blood when I pulled that tip out :
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Every once in awhile when putting up soffit I will get myself with a 1/4 crown staple. Mostly when trying to shot at more of an angle then I should be.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:41 PM   #67
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Every once in awhile when putting up soffit I will get myself with a 1/4 crown staple. Mostly when trying to shot at more of an angle then I should be.
yea i'm hip to that one 7/16s crown staple pops through the 1x furring and tags me in the finger i feel dumb when that happens
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Have I got a story for you. A guy that used to work for us would screw around and shoot the air out of our 15ga nailer. He shot my brother in the leg with it. My brother was is horrible pain thinking the high air pressure pulled a muscle. Fast forward a year.. Come to find out their was a nail in his leg and it worked its way out the other side of his leg.
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In 1979 I got shot by a jealous girlfriend with single ott buck shot. 2 pellets out of 20 hit me in the left foot after they went through the bathroom wall and found me finally getting out of the bed to get the gun from her. Obviously I was too late. That was incredibly loud. Felt like I was hit with a baseball bat.

Like the rest of you have said, that hurt like heck the next several days. And all my friends and coworkers still think it's funny. Go ahead and laugh. It is funny now but it was touch and go when the cop showed up to the hospital.
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I have removed a few roofers from the roof with the aerial ladder truck during my years on the fire dept. Mostly nails in the knee cap, which tends to lock the knee up...
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I have removed a few roofers from the roof with the aerial ladder truck during my years on the fire dept. Mostly nails in the knee cap, which tends to lock the knee up...
Hummm I wonder why they don't pull it out and unlock the knee and get back to work
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Yes, I have shot myself before. But lately? No! I learned to keep my fingers away from the reach of the nail the first time.

fdbservices, that sounds painful. How was the roofer in a position to go into your knee though? What were you doing?
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My knee? No wasn't in mine. I was on the rescue call to remove him from the roof. I drove the big red truck with the 105' ladder
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Yes reading your post again that makes more sense. For some reason I read "roofers" as a colloquial term for a roofing nail. Thought you were responding to a fire and got a nail in your knee *somehow.* The sentence didn't make a lot of sense that way, but oftentimes people do write things in a nonsensical way. Thanks for the clarification.
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No not lately
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Shooting yourself seems to be part and parcel of the job... Saying that I've never shot myself, touch wood!
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I have removed a few roofers from the roof with the aerial ladder truck during my years on the fire dept. Mostly nails in the knee cap, which tends to lock the knee up...
i shot myself in the knee with a 2 inch staple( when i was 20) , putting up sheathing on the exterior of a wood frame house

just like you said . it just froze right up.

the boss had me use a staple gun on with no saftey , so it just shot on contact
. shot a whole wall , my arm got tired , and i dropped it to my side , and that nail gun bounced right on my knee ,and of course it blew that staple in me
( those were the stupid days when we smoked our lunch ,.i`m sure you know what i mean)
went all the way in ,except for maybe a 1/4 inch

the guy with me was laughing so hard , i had to pull it out myself with pliers.
didn`t hurt , but just froze right up
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Did you have your finger on the trigger or did it shoot by itself
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The first framer I worked for had those orange/red Senco guns. Late 80's. Shot myself in the index finger once and thumb the next time, just nailing studs to plate on the ground and gun double shot. Went and had a doctor pull them out both times.
That was a long time ago and I haven't repeated. Did crack a big trapazoidical window while nailing trim around it though. That costs more than either of the finger hits.
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Back in my younger days building chicken barns I was running down the roof on the purlins I had just nailed on, with a coil nailer in my hand with my finger on the trigger. Stumbled slightly and jammed the nose of the gun into my knee...didn't fire but I felt the trigger tighten up under my finger..I think my heart may have skipped a beat or two!

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