Man Nailed Himself to Roof

In the Coconut Grove neighborhood it took Miami rescue crews 90 minutes to remove a man from his roof Thursday afternoon. The 45 year old man was working on his Day Avenue roof when he accidentally nailed his finger to the roof with a nail gun.

Fire Rescue Lt. Iggy Carroll said “it was one finger on his left hand where the nail went through and into the wood. And he wasn’t able to free himself so that’s when he called 911.”

Paramedics realized they needed more help getting the man down since he was on a pitched roof 30 feet high. The Technical Rescue Team responded with more safety equipment to safely remove the injured man from the roof.

Crews Cut Out Part Of The Roof

Lt. Carroll said “anytime you have someone impaled you don’t want to pull it out, we cut around it.” Using a hand held power saw the crews cut away a section of the roof that his hand was nailed to. The man, with a piece of the roof decking still attached to his hand, was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Although this may be a rare occurrence, it’s one more reason you will probably want to hire a competent roofing company to do repairs or replace your roof.

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