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Subsonic Chronic

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Nail shot into skull

Roofer in hospital after scary mishap

By KIM BRADLEY, TORONTO SUN


A Toronto man who was nailed in the head on a construction site yesterday was talking and resting comfortably after having the 7 1/2-cm-long spike surgically removed from his skull.

The man, identified as Benjamin, was rushed to St. Michael's Hospital with the finger-length nail imbedded in the crown of his skull after a high-powered nail gun accidentally went off at noon.

"I don't know what happened," Mike, the injured man's partner, said before he rushed off to the hospital from the Dundas St. and Jones Ave. worksite.

"It was an accident. I'm upset."

Dave Endicott, the building's owner, said the banging and crashing sounds above him stopped around noon, but he assumed the workers had just gone for lunch.

"Then this paramedic shows up asking where the injured man with the nail in his head is," he said. "I didn't know it had happened. He didn't scream or anything."

Mike had the nail gun in his hand when it went off, Det. Ron Khan said. The nail was imbedded in the back of Benjamin's skull as flush as it would be in a piece of wood. The victim was conscious, breathing and talking as he was moved from the slippery, 7-metre-high rooftop. Doctors weren't sure if they could remove the nail because of the effects it might have on his brain.

But Staff-Sgt. Tom Lynch said the surgery was a success and by dinner time the victim was in stable condition.

"The extent of the damage remains to be seen," Lynch said. "He's a very lucky man to still be with us."
 

silver1

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Now that's what I call a sticky situation.

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OTIS

TRIBE Member
I betcha that nail gun was unregisterd...

See this is exacly what the GUB-MENT said would happen if people don't register their guns!

I for one, am registering my glue gun & heat gun cuz if they get into the wrong hands.. all hell will break loose.
 

Subsonic Chronic

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by OTIS
I for one, am registering my glue gun & heat gun cuz if they get into the wrong hands.. all hell will break loose.

Some guy actually got charged... or busted or something along those lines for registering his glue gun as a joke. Gonna try and find the article...

and *lol* at Tommy. :)

Pete
 

OTIS

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Subsonic Chronic


Some guy actually got charged... or busted or something along those lines for registering his glue gun as a joke. Gonna try and find the article...

and *lol* at Tommy. :)

Pete

Yea they interviewed him on the radio..

They are trying to charge him but he was smart and didn't admit he knew that his hardware didn't count as firearms. He's just a guy thats annoyed over the government wasting 400 million dollars making people register their long barrel firearms in rural areas where there are virtually no statistics linking them to crime.
 
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AdRiaN

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Well ...

Doctors weren't sure if they could remove the nail because of the effects it might have on his brain.
I think it might have the effect of making this guy really nervous around nail guns for quite some time! :)
 
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