Flitwick Man Survives Nailgun Shot In Chest

15 August 2014, 11:47 | Updated: 15 August 2014, 11:50

A man was lucky to avoid any life-threatening injuries this morning (Friday 15th) after a freak accident involving a nail gun.

The East of England Ambulance service say they received a 999 call at 9.05am following the incident which happened in Flitwick, Bedfordshire.

Stewart Wilson, one of the paramedics who attended the incident, said:

"The man, who is in his 60s, had been doing some building work when the nailgun went off at a strange angle. The nail hit some wood before hitting the man and entering his chest.

One ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, and an ambulance officer attended to treat and transfer the casualty, who had removed the nail prior to our arrival. We administered oxygen and took him to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. Fortunately his injuries were not believed to be particularly serious and he was in a stable condition on arrival at the hospital."