Man Finds Nail in Skull Six Days Later

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.

Patrick O'Keefe

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2 Comments

Stephan Segraves

about 10 years ago

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

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Patrick

about 10 years ago

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

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