Archive for 'Nails in bodies' Category

Hard as Nails 11

By Anthony - Last updated: Monday, February 6, 2012

Another addition to the occasional series on nail gun accidents. A nice X-ray at the link: Luptak, 45, of Bismarck, N.D., was working on a house last week when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a nail gun, sending the nail 3 inches into his skull. As he lay on the floor, he […]

Hard as Nails 10

By Anthony - Last updated: Sunday, January 22, 2012

I have been failing in my attempts to document the harms of nail guns in human bodies. Hard as Nails No 9 was way back in 2008, and started in 2004. Here is the latest case. Man did not notice nail in brain. Dante Autullo, 34, was in his workshop when a nail gun recoiled […]

Hard as nails 9

By Anthony - Last updated: Sunday, June 15, 2008

Another nail gun accident. George Chandler accidentally nailed his hat onto his head with a 2.5 inch nail. “The doctor said he had an emergency before me that was more serious than what I had, and it was going to be a couple hours,” Chandler said. “About 5 o’clock, he came up to my room […]

Hard as Nails 8

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The 5-centimeter nail shown in this X-ray was found after a man came to a Seoul, South Korea, hospital complaining of a severe headache. After examining and interviewing the man, doctors speculated that the nail had been the result of an accident four years before his visit, but that the man did not know the […]

Hard as Nails 7

By Anthony - Last updated: Wednesday, February 6, 2008

It has been sometime since I have posted a Nail in Bodies story. Here’s a fascinating case report. 44-year-old man presented to his local emergency department wearing a baseball cap and complaining of headaches that had progressively worsened over the preceding 11 weeks. After we provided generous analgesia and performed simple investigations that failed to […]

Hard as Nails 6

By Anthony - Last updated: Friday, April 21, 2006

Russian neurosurgeons are surprised to find a 67-year-old man with needles in his brain (via semi-skimmed). There is no real explanation for why they might be there: The patient was shocked when saw an X-ray photography of the head. “My hair stood on end when I saw there were several needles stuck in my head. […]

Hard as Nails 5

By Anthony - Last updated: Friday, August 5, 2005

Part of the continuing series about men and their nail guns. A DIY fan cheated death after shooting himself in the heart with a nail gun. Surgeons said Nigel Kirk, 53, came within 1MM of dying. The dad of six was nailing down creaking floorboards in his bathroom when he tripped and fell. The gun […]

Nail Gun Opportunity

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Followers of the Nail Gun postings on this blog may be interested in an opportunity to join the series. Yes, you can be the proud owner of a 1957 Tornado Nail Gun for 99 pence. The seller is obviously a reader of this blog, hence his comment: HI YOU ARE LOOKING AT A ANTIQUE NAIL […]

Hard as Nails 4

By Anthony - Last updated: Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Here’s another one. This is becoming a minor hobby of mine. “I heard him say f— and when he came out of the room, his eye was scrunched and this nail was sticking straight out,” Here’s some advice on using a nail gun safely, as well as another nice picture. Hitting your thumb with a […]