Friday, February 12, 2016


Nail guns are one hell of a tool, making fabrications and other works easy and dangerous altogether. Ever since it hit the market in 1950, it has made pinned deep in construction and fabrication works and now is even found in homes too.
So nail guns have been known to accidentally been triggered and nail people in dangerous ways. But what happened with this Chicago worker is undoubtedly a rare and lucky case, of course in the field of nail gun accidents.
Source: Reddit

The horror of the accident

The horror of the accident
But the problem has more depth to it than what we can see.

Two 16 gauge nails were fired directly at his knees

Two 16 gauge nails were fired directly at his knees
It all happened while he was working on top over the roof when he accidentally stepped over the gas hose and the gun jerked and gave two shots.

He was taken inside his co-worker's car

He was taken inside his co-worker's car
He hopped towards the car feeling the nails scraping his bone (kneecap), gave me goosebumps just thinking that.

The X-Ray scan showed this horror

The X-Ray scan showed this horror
And doctors poured in to tell him how lucky he was. Had he hit only a little to the left, he might have punctured a major artery, but that wasn't all the luck he had.

Why was he lucky then?

Why was he lucky then?
Here is the answer to it. The two nails, not just one but two, went through his flesh and rested perfectly between his kneecap and bones. On a closer look, we can see how closely one nail just barely scraped the cartilage around his bone.

Doctors numbed the area and tried to pull 'em off

Doctors numbed the area and tried to pull 'em off
But after a lot of efforts they realised that the nails had outward facing prongs and would need surgery to remove. The three little nicks are from the needle for the anesthesia.

After waiting 11 hours

After waiting 11 hours
Finally, he had his surgery. Since the hospital was in a sensitive area, OD patients and gunshot victims had a default priority over him.

Wonder what that TY is supposed to mean

Wonder what that TY is supposed to mean
And with the operation, ended the ordeal of a two (nails) in a million case. Share and scare your friends with a pinch of faith in fate too.