Advice from a paramedic: Don’t do what this worker did when a nail flew into his eye.
The 20-year-old tradesman was hammering in a nail at a construction site in Melbourne, Australia, when the nail flew into his eye. No word on whether he was wearing any eye or face protection.
He then pulled the 40 mm nail from his eye before paramedics could arrive.
The attending paramedic said the man had some blurred vision, but appeared to have escaped serious injury to his eye.
“If someone has something go into their eye like a nail, they are probably best to leave it in there to reduce further damage, allowing the object to be removed [at a] hospital,” the paramedic advised.