Minnesota carpenter survives after nail pierces heart
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(KTNV) -- It is an amazing story of survival and luck. A man building a deck accidently shot a nail through his chest and right into his heart.
Fortunately, he is still very much alive and talking about what happened.
The x-ray of Eugene Rakow's chest shows a nail lodged deep into the Minneapolis carpenter's breast bone.
Rakow was repairing his neighbor's deck when the nail gun he was using kicked back.
A 3-1/2 inch nail pierced his chest and heart.
Doctors say Rakow's sternum stopped the nail from causing more damage.
He says he just wants to go back to being a carpenter.