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Man Survives A Metal Rod Through The Head


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#1    ThePhantomFlanFlinger

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:26 AM

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A 24-year-old construction worker survived after a 6-foot metal bar fell from above and pierced his head, doctors said Friday.
Luiz Alexandre Essinger, chief of staff at Rio de Janeiro's Miguel Couto Hospital, said doctors




Ahh..ive had bigger splinters... :whistle: ...

Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz23sskIdXH

Edited by BrianPotter, 18 August 2012 - 08:27 AM.


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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:02 AM

It's good that he survived, but it would have been better if the accident never happened to begin with.


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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:15 AM

Ouch-Ouch-Ouch...OUCH! Damn that had to hurt!

After that, I think I would have my next hardhat made out of concrete.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:30 AM

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'He was holding it and his face covered in blood. His look was as if nothing had happened. When he arrived he told the doctors he wasn't feeling anything, no pain, nothing. It's unbelievable.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz23t9ZvD1i

Wasn't that bad apparently :hmm:

I heard that the brain doesn't feel pain, so I suppose that was some help.

Edited by Lrak, 18 August 2012 - 09:34 AM.


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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:39 AM

View PostLrak, on 18 August 2012 - 09:30 AM, said:

Wasn't that bad apparently :hmm:

I heard that the brain doesn't feel pain, so I suppose that was some help.


Oh I read that...just can't believe it though. Must've felt something, at least maybe a little skull pressure or some erratic twitching. I dunno know....something. But I guess if he didn't he didn't, it's a miracle is all I can say.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:25 PM

I bet that made his eyes water!


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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:23 PM

He's very lucky to have survived that.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:23 PM

OUCH!!


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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:25 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 18 August 2012 - 02:23 PM, said:

He's very lucky to have survived that.

I'm amazed that he did!


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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:45 PM

Reminds me of Phineas Gage, except this guy still has his left frontal lobe in tact. Anyways, this has to be the luckiest man ever. Hopefully there are no complications and all goes well for him.


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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:48 AM

This strange story makes a dozen jokes come to mind, but it seems a bit too easy to write any of them.  Of course, I am amazed the man is alive and able to think but...

Did it blind his third eye?


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Posted 19 August 2012 - 05:29 AM

There's been a few stories like this now. Construction sites can be very dangerous.

I heard one story a while back, a guy was standing on top a step-ladder, when he lost his balance and fell face first onto a 2m long steel rod sticking out of the ground. It went through his eye and out the back of his head, and he was now impaled on this rod. Another construction came across him and had to use a grinder to cut the rod and get him to the hospital. He ended up surviving with no major long term damage.

- I just tried finding the source to the story, but after searching in Google, I found dozens of stories like this but not the one I was looking for.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:28 PM

I have worked in construction on and off for about 8 years, and i've seen some bad accidents, but this... Wow. Even if he wasn't feeling pain, surely you would have to panic a bit with a rod sticking out of your head.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:35 PM

It's a shame, really.  If they had good H&S procedures then maybe this sort of accident could have been avoided.  One accident is one too many.


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:37 AM

probably exaggerated...





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