A construction worker who accidentally fired two 30mm nails into his skull was alert as rescuers rushed him to a Brisbane hospital.
The nails were still embedded in the man’s head when he was flown from Hervey Bay after a nail gun accident on Thursday.
“(He) had been doing construction work inside a property in the Wide Bay area and was on a ladder when he slipped, accidentally discharging the nail-gun which shot the two large nails into his skull,” the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter service said.
A man with two 30mm nails embedded in his head has been airlifted by the Sunshine Coast-based #RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter to the RBWH, following an accident with a nail-gun. pic.twitter.com/sl4pIGk5YJ
— RACQLifeFlightRescue (@RACQ_LifeFlight) August 16, 2018
Miraculously he was alert and in a stable condition on the flight to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital about 8pm.
An update on his condition is being sought.