Local news reports
workplace safety agency has issued several recommendations that it says
could help prevent accidental shootings like the one last year
involving a 9-year-old girl with a mini Uzi.
Charles Joseph Vacca
died in August after he stepped back to let the New Jersey girl hold
the Uzi by herself. The gun's recoil wrenched it upward, killing him.
investigation by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health
found no serious violations. But the agency recommended having a range
safety officer on site, limiting weapons selections for certain shooters
and ensuring shooters are comfortable with weapons before they are
placed on automatic.
The agency says a safety officer isn't
required, but that person could have pointed out that Vacca was out of
position when instructing the girl.