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Shooting pain

A US construction worker went to the dentist with a toothache last week only to find a 4 in nail embedded in his skull from an accident six days earlier. Patrick Lawler, 23, was working in Breckenridge, a ski resort in Colorado, when the nail gun he was using backfired. It sent a nail into a piece of wood nearby but Mr Lawler did not realise a second nail had shot into his mouth.Mr Lawler underwent a four-hour operation to remove the nail which had plunged 1.5 in into his brain.

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