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Man shoots nail into brain without noticing (Ouch!)
BBC ^ | 1/20/12

Posted on 01/21/2012 5:41:37 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat

A suburban Chicago man accidentally shot a 3.25in (8.25cm) nail into his skull but is recovering after doctors successfully removed it from the centre of his brain.

Dante Autullo, 34, was in his workshop when a nail gun recoiled near his head.

But he had no idea the nail had entered his brain until the next day, when he began feeling nauseous.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: injury; medicine; nail; nailgun; pain
Chicago, eh? 'nuf said.
1 posted on 01/21/2012 5:41:43 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Was it one of our candidates?


2 posted on 01/21/2012 5:43:01 AM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

If the nail gun fired when it touched his forehead, why is the head of the nail toward the back of his head? Nail guns shoot the nail point first. Or am I not reading the x-ray correctly?


3 posted on 01/21/2012 5:49:29 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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To: rfreedom4u

He may have been looking the other way when it went off. I’m glad he is okay.


4 posted on 01/21/2012 5:53:29 AM PST by mardi59
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To: rfreedom4u

Numb Skull!


5 posted on 01/21/2012 5:53:41 AM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Must be a community organizer.


6 posted on 01/21/2012 5:59:12 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I don’t know of any brand or type of nail gun that will shoot without the trigger being depressed. Something’s not right here.


7 posted on 01/21/2012 6:03:18 AM PST by jsh3180
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To: Recovering_Democrat

alcohol involved? hmmmm.


8 posted on 01/21/2012 6:03:33 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

9 posted on 01/21/2012 6:04:35 AM PST by iowamark
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To: Recovering_Democrat

D'oh!

10 posted on 01/21/2012 6:08:08 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: jsh3180

Actually, nail guns won’t fire with the trigger pressed.

But, if the trigger is pressed, and you push the guide against a surface, the it will.

Just pressing the trigger by itself won’t do it.

I’ve done roofing.. Just hold the trigger and start nailing as you go.

It’s designed that way so you can’t use it like a machine gun...

Safety thing..

The guy must have already had the trigger pressed and got distracted.


11 posted on 01/21/2012 6:13:34 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2

the it will = THEN it will.


12 posted on 01/21/2012 6:15:30 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

This is not the first time this has happened. I think it is a product defect and the company ought to do some adjustments on the nail gun. The whole thing is too sick

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/other-talk/405431-man-shoots-self-head-nailgun-doesnt-realize.html


13 posted on 01/21/2012 6:24:41 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

You’re supposed to hit the nail on the head, not the other way ‘round.


14 posted on 01/21/2012 6:25:12 AM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I’m thinking sparky didn’t pay his gambling debt quick enough.


15 posted on 01/21/2012 6:37:20 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: rfreedom4u

” why is the head of the nail toward the back of his head?” “Or am I not reading the x-ray correctly?”

You can’t tell from that one x-ray


16 posted on 01/21/2012 6:53:20 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
"Nurse. Give me a 16oz claw hammer."


17 posted on 01/21/2012 7:00:46 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I once shot a framing nail gun nail into my upper thigh. This was in about 1973 when I was working for a framing contractor. The nail guns back then would shoot upon pulling the trigger. I was lifting the nail gun by the air line with one hand, and dropped my other hand down to grab the gun, and accidentally hit the trigger. Fortunately, the gun was a foot or so from my leg, and the nail only went in an inch or two. I never felt a thing, but saw the nail there in my leg. Stupid that I was then as a 19 year old, I just reached down and pulled the nail out with a swift motion, again not feeling anything. Never got infected or anything. Just dumb luck, I guess.


18 posted on 01/21/2012 7:06:38 AM PST by mtrott
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To: rfreedom4u

That’s why you have to be a radiologist to read the X-rays. We cannot have people using common sense and saying the man was shot in the back of the head.

We had rest assured that it is a typical voter for the one.


19 posted on 01/21/2012 7:08:21 AM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

This is not the first time this has happened. I swear I read a story some years ago who accidentally nailed his cap to his head and didn’t realize it until he tried to take it off.


20 posted on 01/21/2012 7:23:07 AM PST by DManA
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To: jsh3180

JSH agree 100%

I’ve worked construction for almost 40 years and I own and have used many nail guns, not one can be fired without the safety depressed and the trigger pulled. I smell fish too


21 posted on 01/21/2012 8:06:00 AM PST by blastdad51 (Typical middle-aged white patriot.)
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To: blastdad51

I don’t see one comment that really NAILS this. This is part of a larger conspiracy to have ALL kinds of guns controlled. I’ve heard rumors that large nail guns are being seen going out the back doors of Home Depot into SUVs full of cartel members. Wake up freepers before it’s too late. Next they’ll come for your glue gun.


22 posted on 01/21/2012 8:16:34 AM PST by theoldmarine (lost two heroes in one day Palin/Jobs - what a pity!)
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To: blastdad51

You got it, blastdad, I’m a licensed GC for over 35 years and while I’ve seen a number of nail gun accidents, they were all with the safety and trigger depressed. For that matter, most nail guns today are single fire only, in other words you need to release and depress the trigger after each shot. I prefer, though, my old Bostitch nail guns without this feature for rapid “auto fire” nailing of roof sheathing or whatever. Just hold the trigger down and bump as many times as you wish !
I have personal experience with a nail gun accident. I nailed my left hand to a hip roof truss when attaching a jack. That was a 12 penny ring shank nail and I was at the top of a ten foot step ladder at the time.

Ouch!


23 posted on 01/21/2012 8:22:15 AM PST by jsh3180
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Are we sure this isn't one of the infamous Chicago zombie voters who pull voting machine levers for Donkey candidates at election time? Chicago has people who died 75 years ago STILL voting Donkey in elections. Al Capone is probably still voting Donkey and he died of terminal syphilis in January 1947.
24 posted on 01/21/2012 9:15:43 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: SouthTexas

Well in my years on Earth I have learned that common sense isn’t common enough.


25 posted on 01/21/2012 9:40:31 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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To: rfreedom4u

Amen to that!


26 posted on 01/21/2012 10:09:32 AM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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