If you have ever watched construction work being done you’ve probably seen a construction stapler (even though you might not have known what it was). Now you’ve definitely seen a regular stapler before. (The kind that sits on your desk to bind all your papers together, right?) A construction stapler is a lot larger, but it performs a similar function. A construction stapler staples larger pieces of wood together. Keep in mind it’s not going to look a lot like a typical stapler, it’s going to look like a nail gun. It’s also very easy to use.
Different Types Of Construction Staplers
There are several different types of construction staplers that are commonly used. The staplers are:
- A fine wire fire and upholstery stapler, which is used for upholstery, insulation, and roof felt.
- A narrow crown stapler which is used for bed and mattress construction. It can also be used for furniture trim, molding, and window casings.
- A medium crown stapler which is intended for use in vinyl-siding installation.
- A wide crown stapler, used for insulation, sheathing, and house-wrap.
Putting The Stapler To Use
To use your construction stapler, all you have to do is hit it against whatever you want to staple. The great thing is how easy it is to use the stapler. Unfortunately,just like its counterpart the nail gun, it can be a big problem if it is used incorrectly. In fact, if you drop a construction stapler you could end up with a staple somewhere you don’t want it to be, like the floor, or your foot. Construction stapler injuries happen all too often and they tend to be the result of people not paying attention or being as careful as they should be with a heavy piece of equipment.
Most of the time these injuries happen when someone is using the stapler themselves, but they can happen because of someone else’s error as well. It is important to know that just like any other piece of equipment on a construction site, training is necessary in order to use these staplers. If an accident occurs in part due to a lack of training from an employer, a construction worker can seek compensation.
Correct training is essential when using such equipment, and if an employer does not train adequately then they are responsible for any harm that might come to their employees.
The Danger of Construction Staplers
There are actually quite a few stapler injuries happening each year, and that’s definitely a problem you don’t want to be a part of. Of the 37,000 people who are taken into the emergency room with some type of nail gun injury, construction staple injuries are also included in this statistic.
If you are the victim of a construction stapler incident, then as we mentioned before, you can seek compensation. You should not have to suffer just because someone else wasn’t paying attention or was not trained correctly. That’s why you need to make sure you get the help that you need and deserve when it happens. You need to call a good lawyer who will make sure that whoever was responsible for your injury is going to pay for it and pay for your recovery as well as the injury you’ve already suffered.
There are actually several things that you’ll be entitled to if you’re injured in a construction stapler accident. Some of those things may be:
- Medical Bills
- Pain and Suffering
- Physical Therapy
- Lost Wages
The effects of a construction stapler cannot be minimized as it is considered a pneumatic tool that can be risky on construction sites. Protective safety equipment should also be worn when using these staplers. Protective gear comes in the form of safety goggles and face shields to protect your eyes from detached staplers that can fly into them. Correct footwear should also be used when these staplers are in use.
It is easy to think of a construction stapler as if it is a regular stapler, but the dangers it poses cannot be taken lightly while using them on construction sites.