Year: 1990 Source: The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, v.11, no.4, (December 1990), p.282-284 SIEC No: 19910454

Two cases are reported of young men who committed suicide using a nail gun. One shot himself through the heart & left lung. The other shot himself in the head. No cases of completed suicide by nail gun have previously been reported in the English literature. These cases are reported because of their uncommon nature & because they represent a potentially fatal use of a relatively common industrial implement. (15 refs.)