Friday, July 20, 2007


Nail ricochets into infant’s head

‘A young mother, carrying her 3-month-old infant in her arms, visited a construction site Wednesday only to have a nail fired from a pneumatic nailing gun ricochet off a board into the infant’s head.

The infant was rushed to Delta Memorial Hospital, then flown Wednesday night to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction for surgery. The infant’s condition is unknown.

Delta police chief Rich Bacher said that the initial investigation shows “this appears to be a very tragic accident.” He said the investigation is continuing “until we know all the facts.”‘

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