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Out of the ordinary: Minnesota carpenter survives shooting self in heart with nail gun

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A self-employed carpenter in Minnesota shot himself in the heart with a nail gun and lived to talk about how it happened.

Eugene Rakow, 58, of St. Bonifacius told the Minneapolis Star Tribune he was working on a deck Friday when he fired the 3 1/2-inch nail into his chest.

"I was leaning against a board with the gun," Rakow said. "I had the gun at an angle, chest level, and it jumped and I still had my hand on the trigger. It impaled the nail in my chest."

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