DIY guy shoots self in heart with a nail gun
DIY man shoots himself in heart
A DIY enthusiast from Staffordshire has offered thanks to the surgeons who saved his life after he shot himself in the heart with a nail gun. Nigel Kirk, 53, was working on flooring in his Burton-on-Trent home when the accident happened.
[...]"I was moving from one position to another when I tripped on a towel and I heard the gun go off," he said.
He then felt a pain in his chest.
Mr Kirk went on: "I thought there is something wrong here and I had a pretty good idea where the nail had gone.
"I could feel the nail embedded in me. There wasn't any blood."
A surgeon at the hospital said: "It was like a nail in a car tyre.
"When you take a nail from the tyre, the air will rush out. It would have been the same with his blood."