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Supreme Court Denies Benefits to Worker Who Shot Self in Head With Nail Gun

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 400 | 0 | 19 min read

The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld a denial of benefits to a worker, finding she had deliberately fired a nail gun into her own head. Case: Eddy v. Builders Supply Co. Inc., No. S-18-800, 01/17/2020, published. Facts: Wanda Eddy worked for Builders Supply Co. Inc. While she was at work in September 2015, she claimed her nail gun misfired as she was attaching it to an air hose, shooting a ¾-inch nail into her right temple. The nail fully submerged underneath her skin and partially penetrated her skull at nearly a right angle, tilted slightly upward. Eddy was the only person presen...

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