Cranio-cerebral injuries from nail-gun used in the construction industry

Surg Neurol. 1975 Feb;3(2):83-8.


The nail-gun has been used in the construction industry world-wide. An increasing number of injuries to the cranium and other parts of the body has been reported due to its careless use or mishandling. Some of these are reviewed with emphasis on craniocerebral and spinal cord involvement. Two cases are reported here. Both of these patients survived and have returned to gainful employment.

MeSH terms

  • Accident Prevention
  • Accidents, Occupational*
  • Adult
  • Brain Injuries / etiology
  • Construction Materials
  • Craniocerebral Trauma / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Protective Devices
  • Skull / injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / etiology