These are the kind of news notes that give home improvement a bad name:
“Kansas man fine after nail lodged in Skull” (AP)
In Shawnee, Kan., one George Chandler and friend were using a nail gun when the pneumatic hose got all tangled up. A nail ended up in Chandler’s skull. A doctor borrowed a claw hammer and removed the nail. Chandler seems none the worse for wear.
Meanwhile, also courtesy Associated Press on-the-spot reporting, in Grand Junction, Colo., a man was arrested for allegedly dousing a co-worker at a home improvement store with lacquer thinner, assaulting him with a garbage can and finally shooting up was about a score of nails from a nail gun. Although the victim was “nailed” in the chest and the nose, the injuries are not “life-threatening.”
Remember, when nail guns are outlawed, only idiots will have nail guns.