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Police charge Trenton man after nail gun incident at construction site

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Shawn Wade Hynes, 43, of Trenton, has been charged with one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm in the Sept. 17 incident at a Pictou County construction site. - File

ABERCROMBIE, N.S – Pictou District RCMP has charged a man in relation to an incident where a 21-year-old man was injured when he was struck in the back by a nail from a nail gun.

Shawn Wade Hynes, 43, of Trenton, has been charged with one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm in the Sept. 17 incident.

He was arrested on Sept. 27 and released on conditions to have no contact with the victim.

The charge was laid Oct. 5.

“The incident occurred at a construction site where the accused, the victim and several other people were working,” police said in a release.

The victim was transported at his request to the hospital by a family member following the incident. He required hospital treatment and has since been released.

Police were called while the victim was in hospital on Sept. 19 and began their investigation at that point.

Hynes is scheduled to appear in Pictou provincial court on Dec. 21.

The investigation is ongoing.

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