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Man Finds Nail in Skull Six Days Later

January 18, 2005


Uhh…

A dentist found the source of the toothache Patrick Lawler was complaining about on the roof of his mouth: a four-inch nail the construction worker had unknowingly embedded in his skull six days earlier.

A nail gun backfired on Lawler, 23, on Jan. 6 while working in Breckenridge, a ski resort town in the central Colorado mountains. The tool sent a nail into a piece of wood nearby, but Lawler didn’t realize a second nail had shot through his mouth, said his sister, Lisa Metcalse.

Via Lone Star Times.

2 Responses to “Man Finds Nail in Skull Six Days Later”

  1. Stephan Segraves says:

    I still don’t understand how you shoot yourself with a nail gun and don’t notice!?!

  2. Patrick says:

    Yeah. It is kind of tough to imagine confusing it with a toothache… possible, though, apparently.

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