Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel
I am calling BS on this one. I have worked construction for a few decades now and have been hit and have seen many others get hit by nails of every size coming out of nailguns, and the only ones that ever stuck were where the impact point was either in direct contact with the exit point of the nail from the gun, or within an inch or two after being deflected off of a steel plate or such. In one incident in particular I blew a 16 penny nail through my hand where my hand was an inch from the tip of the gun and the nail deflected off of an unseen piece of steel, and the wound was only a bit worse than what is being shown in the picture.
Also, think about it, if something stuck in you, would you pull it out, or would you leave it in until you got to the hospital? This guy left the piece in so there would be a record of the part that "injured" him so he would have evidence in a lawsuit. I have witnessed dozens of nail impalements over the years and in every case the person immediately pulled the nail out, with one exception: I was working in Telluride some years back where a contractor named Josh Kent got a nail punched directly into his chest when a worker turned to talk to him and had a framing gun in his hand, and was holding the trigger. On "trip -shoe" guns, the safety shoe will fire the gun on contact when the trigger is held, and it indeed did, and sunk below the surface of his skin in his chest, actually puncturing his heart. He lived, some people may recall this event, as it was featured on one of those "I shouldn't have survived" shows.
No way did a DVD player launch a piece of metal with that kind of force, this guy is fishing for a lawsuit. My guess is he either wounded himself in some other manner and decided to stick the DVD part in his hand, or he intentionally impaled himself with it.
I thought generally when you're impaled by something, the best course of action is to wrap support gauze around it, do as much to stop/limit bleeding, but not actually remove it in case an artery is nicked/severed, or some other sort of compounding factor?
Also, IF (and that's a big if) this actually happened the way it was claimed, the piece of metal was apparently lodged in the bone--removing it might not be as easy as you think--or rather, it might not have been easy for that person.
I still think that whatever it was in the picture that was lodged in his hand, it didn't come from the action of closing the dvd slot.
But I guess "freak" accidents are "freak" for a reason...