World

Construction worker miraculously survives being impaled by rusty steel bar

Construction worker miraculously survives being impaled by rusty steel bar
Surgeons took six hours to remove the pole from the man’s body (Picture: Asiawire)

A construction worker who was impaled by a rusty steel bar which entered through his buttocks and exited his chest has miraculously survived.

The unnamed Chinese workman from Chenzhou, Central Hunan Province, fell six feet onto the rusty pole.

Dow Jones plummets 1,150 points – its largest single-day drop ever

He was given life-saving care at the city’s First People’s Hospital for his injuries.

The 64-year-old’s co-workers said he lost his footing while working on a platform and landed on the protruding 31.5-inch bar.

Doctor Zhang Jianwen said around 24 inches of reinforced steel bar entered his body via one of his rear cheeks.

Construction worker miraculously survives being impaled by rusty steel bar
How the patient entered the hospital (Picture: Asiawire)
Construction worker miraculously survives being impaled by rusty steel bar
This rusty steel rod was removed from the patient’s body (Picture: Asiawire)

Part of the metal was sheared off by firefighters at the worksite who helped him into the hospital, and who were also on standby during the start of what was eventually a six-hour surgery.

Five American cities which rioted after sporting success and defeat

A hospital spokesman said: ‘The worker suffered damage to numerous internal organs, including one of his lungs during, the accident.

‘He survived the life-saving operation and is in critical but stable condition.’

He added: ‘He remains in the intensive care unit, report said, and is breathing via medical ventilation.’

Original Article

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button