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N.S. man settles racial discrimination complaint after alleged nail-gun shooting

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A young black man who was allegedly shot in the back with a nail gun by a co-worker has settled a racial discrimination complaint with his employer.

Nhlanhla Dlamini, who is in his early 20s, was injured in a Sept. 19, 2018, incident on a New Glasgow, N.S., construction site that sparked protests and gained national attention.

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Dlamini said he had faced racism at the work site, and has suggested an alleged nail gun incident that punctured his lung with a nearly nine-centimetre long framing nail was deliberate.

Shawn Wade Hynes, who is in his mid-40s, was charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm. He is also now reportedly facing a charge of assault with a weapon.

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On Nov. 15, Dlamini filed a human rights complaint, alleging he faced discrimination while working for P.Q. Properties, Ltd.

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The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission said Tuesday that Paul Quinn, owner of P.Q. Properties, came forward to address Dlamini’s complaint through the commission’s restorative process.