Construction worker shot with nail gun

PORT CLINTON A Columbus man working on Port Clinton Middle School was released from the hospital Tue
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

PORT CLINTON

A Columbus man working on Port Clinton Middle School was released from the hospital Tuesday a day after he was shot in the neck with a nail gun.

Joshua Hartwell, 25, was shot with a 3-inch spike from an air nail gun Monday afternoon. The nail entered and lodged in the right side of his neck, according to a report from the Port Clinton Police Department.

Brian Davis, 36, was constructing decking on the school with a nail gun when he accidentally bumped and shot Hartwell, who was bent over.

Hartwell was taken to Magruder Hospital and confirmed that it was an accident. He was then flown via medical helicopter to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo where he was listed in critical condition Monday, police said.

Hartwell and Davis work for Ken Gardner Construction out of Columbus. The construction firm is working on renovations at the middle school.