Man survives nail gun injury to his heart

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HOUSTON, Tex. (KPRC) – Doctors say a Texas man is lucky to be alive after shooting himself in the heart with a nail gun.

The Houston native was working on his home when he needed to use his nail gun.

“I went to do a little framing work and I got the gun out, set everything up,” Aaron said. “Actually went to nail in some two-by-fours. The hose was caught around it. So, when I moved the gun, it went off."

A three-inch nail pierced Aaron in his chest. A friend quickly called 911, and he was rushed to the hospital where his wife worked as a trauma nurse.

Doctors found the nail hit a main artery, causing his family to be more concerned.

But Aaron survived and is back to his construction projects.

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