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Worker in critical condition after shooting self with nail gun

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May 07, 2015 - 10:35 AM

KAMLOOPS - It is believed a worker shot himself in the chest with a nail gun at a construction site on Columbia Street West Wednesday morning.

A WorkSafe B.C. investigator was dispatched to inspect a construction site at 275 Columbia St. West May 6, after a worker allegedly shot himself in the chest with a nail gun.

B.C. Ambulance Service confirms paramedics took the worker to Royal Inland Hospital. He was in critical condition.

Trish Knight Chernecki, a spokesperson for WorkSafe B.C., says the incident happened around 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday.

“We haven’t received any new information at this point,” she says.

This year's North American Occupational Safety and Health Week started Monday, May 4. Employers across North America dedicate this week to focus on occupational health and safety.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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