mayor wrote:WTR wrote:mayor wrote:ELB wrote:That reminds of a story some years back of some construction worker/drug addict who took whatever his chemical of choice was, got all morose, and decided to kill himself with his nail gun. He passed out in the process, woke up the next day not remembering anything of the previous day, but had one heckuva headache. So he went to the ER, they took some X-rays, and he had about 9 or 10 nails embedded in his brain. On both sides. It was a very interesting picture.
Update: OK, it was 12 nails http://www.nbcnews.com/id/12425803/ns/h ... ails-head/
"Surgeons removed the nails with needle-nosed pliers and a drill..."
remind me not to have surgery performed in Portland, Oregon.
When I was in college I worked as a framer. We had a worker who accidentally shot himself through the knuckles from index finger to pinky. The ER didn't have any tools or a clue as how to remove the nail. It took two of us holding on to his hand and two of us pulling on the nail with vice-grips ( provided by us) to remove the nail.
My Father-In-Law has spent his entire adult life as a building contractor. He has never had a major incident with power tools and has used them for 60 years. He did have one minor event though; he was using a pneumatic framing nailer and it bounced off the board and fired a second nail. I have a photo of his hand with a 16-penny nail clean through his finger (won't post it here as it is a little gruesome). Luckily it glanced off the side of the bone and only went through the skin. Surprisingly it wasn't even that sore!!
However, I can tell you that it was sore enough he knew immediately when he did it even without seeing it. I think the guy must have been on Oxycoton or some other pain meds to not have felt anything from it for three days.