Jailed for nail gun shooting
A roof tiler has been convicted and sentenced to four months jail after shooting an apprentice with a nail-gun causing him to lose the sight in one eye.
“Employers and supervisors have clear responsibilities to ensure equipment is well-maintained and that the people using them are trained and have a very clear idea of what can happen through misuse.
“Workers have very clear responsibilities to work in a safe way, not put others at risk while co-workers, particularly more experienced people, need to speak-up if inappropriate behaviour is going on.
“If that is done, incidents from which there is no turning back will not happen,” said WorkSafe’s General Manager for Operations, Lisa Sturzenegger.
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