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7 Aug 2003
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Saw this story on the newswire:

Man Shoots Eye With Nail Gun, Pulls It Out
Construction Worker Accidentally Shoots Himself in the Eye With Nail
Gun, Then Pulls It Out

The Associated Press
Mar. 4, 2005 - A construction worker accidentally shot himself in the
eye with a nail gun and then pulled the 2 1/2-inch nail out of his
face, according to a police report and a co-worker.

Joseluis Franco, 19, was using an air-powered, Hitachi nail gun to
help build a home Wednesday when a nail bounced back and lodged in his
eye, crew leader Rogelio Ocampo said. Franco was nailing a two-by-four
to concrete when the nail ricocheted.

Franco was conscious when police arrived at the scene and was taken to
St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, where he was treated and
released. Police said Friday they don't know the condition of Franco's

Originally from a town near Acapulco, Mexico, Franco has been in the
construction business for about three weeks, Ocampo said.

"I don't know what's going to happen to him," Ocampo said. "I don't
know if the insurance is going to cover his bills or anything."