Phineas Gage was a railroad person. He and his men went to blow up some mountains to build the railroad.
Phineas Gage and another man were putting sand and gun powder mixture into the mountain. something distracted Phineas and he glanced over his shoulder. While Phineas was glancing over his shoulder, the man lit the fuse and a iron rod struck Phineas in his left check and came out of the top of his head. He was still talking to his men after the accident.
The town doctor came to see Phineas. The doctor could stick his hands inside of Phinease's head. The doctor picked out the remaining brain and skull parts that were not attached. Phineas Gage was not the same after the accident. He was impatient and rude. 12 years later Phineas Gage died.