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Man survives metal rod through his head


Posted on Saturday, 18 August, 2012 | Comment icon 17 comments | News tip by: BrianPotter


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A construction worker found himself with a 6-foot metal bar piercing all the way through his skull.

24-year-old Eduardo Leite had been working on a building site in Brazil when the bar fell from five stories above and landed on him, piercing both his hard hat and his skull and protruding out between his eyes. Incredibly he remained calm and conscious as he was taken away in an ambulance, surgeons later took five hours to extract the bar from his head.

"They told me he was laying down (in the ambulance) with the bar pointing upward," his wife said. "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."

"A 24-year-old construction worker survived after a 6-foot metal bar fell from above and pierced his head, doctors said Friday."

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Comment icon #8 Posted by schizoidwoman on 18 August, 2012, 21:25
He's very lucky to have survived that. I'm amazed that he did!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Agent D. Scully on 18 August, 2012, 23:45
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.
Comment icon #10 Posted by FreddyScienceTeacher on 19 August, 2012, 3:48
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?
Comment icon #11 Posted by DKO on 19 August, 2012, 5:29
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 o... [More]
Comment icon #12 Posted by Odds on 19 August, 2012, 12:28
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.
Comment icon #13 Posted by goodgodno on 19 August, 2012, 13:35
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.
Comment icon #14 Posted by csspwns on 20 August, 2012, 2:37
probably exaggerated...
Comment icon #15 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 on 20 August, 2012, 9:19
Why is it always "man survives this" or "man survives that"? Why not " 6-foot metal rod survives five story fall" or "Nail heroically survives 12 hours in a mans skull"? I need to sleep....
Comment icon #16 Posted by Alliex on 23 August, 2012, 13:50
Ouch, I'm getting a headache just reading that lol
Comment icon #17 Posted by Tx-Perkyness on 30 August, 2012, 18:24
Id sure be panicking, I'll admit enough to do something stupid like try an pull it out


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