A Columbus man is in serious condition at Ohio State University Medical Center after a suffering a shot to the neck by a nail gun yesterday, in a construction accident at Port Clinton Middle School where he was doing construction work.
The man, 25, was shot with the air nail gun while working on decking at the middle school. The 3-inch nail entered his neck on the right side and was stuck, police said.
He was first taken to Magruder Hospital and later transported to St. Vincent Mercy medical Center where he remains in critical condition.
Last night he underwent surgery and was transported to University Hospital in Columbus.
Another construction worker, was working on the decking with him when he turned around and accidentally bumped into him, while he was bent over. That is when the nail gun fired into the worker’s neck, police said.
He was able to speak to police when he was at Magruder Hospital and told them that it was an accident.