Not to far from real life. Here's a story from the BBC news website
about a guy who shot himself in the back of his head with a nailgun:
Builder survives nailgun accident
A construction worker has miraculously survived after six nails were
embedded in his skull.
Isidro Mejia, 39, was rushed to hospital after his nailgun accidentally
went off, shooting nails into his head.
Newspaper reports say doctors at Providence Holy Cross Hospital in Los
Angeles had feared for his life when he arrived.
But Mr Mejia is now out of intensive care and doctors expect him to
make a full recovery.
Surgeons removed the six nails over the course of five days.
"Four of the nails were embedded in his skull," said hospital spokesman
"Another was in his spinal column. Surgeons worked round the clock to
take the nails out one by one.
"It was a very delicate process and was not completed for five days.
"The neurosurgeon who operated on Isidro could not believe he was still
"With injuries like that, he should have been dead. He has been taken
out of intensive care and although still groggy and on medication is
expected to make a full recovery.
"His wife and family are obviously delighted that he survived and are
looking forward to getting home," he said.
According to the reports, police have launched an investigation.
However, they believe it was a bizarre accident.
"His colleagues said Isidro was using a nailgun that has both manual
and fully automatic settings," said deputy sheriff Dan McPherson.
"It appears he slipped and fired into his skull."
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