Construction worker shoots himself with nail gun after slipping from ladder

A tradie has accidentally fired two 30mm nails into his skull after slipping from a ladder on a construction site in south-east Queensland.

The nails were still embedded in the man’s head when he was flown from Hervey Bay after the nail gun accident on Thursday.

“(He) had been doing construction work inside a property in the Wide Bay area and was on a ladder when he slipped, accidentally discharging the nail-gun which shot the two large nails into his skull,” the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter service said in a statement.

A Hervey Bay construction worker who accidentally fired two 30mm nails into his skull was alert as rescuers rushed him to a Brisbane hospital. Source: Twitter/RACQ Life Flight Rescue

Miraculously he was alert and in a stable condition on the flight to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital about 8pm.

The man is in “a stable condition”, a spokesperson for the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital told Yahoo7.

The horrific accident is one of many nail-gun related accidents that occur each year.

In March, a 36-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the chest with a nail gun northwest of Sydney in a home renovation accident at Freemans Reach.

In 2017, a dog was shot with a nail gun in Perth but miraculously survived after having the 9cm object removed by a vet.