- Jul 13, 2011
- Hobbs End
Roof painter 'lucky to be alive' after being impaled by 60cm-long rod through his head
He tried to stand up after hitting the ground but struggled to do so, and it turns out he had landed on a piece of steel bar that was sticking out from the ground.
The metal bar pierced through his neck and out the back of his skull, with co-workers acting quickly to use bolt cutters to free the rod from the ground.
This allowed Michael, from Texas, US, to stand up, with around 60cm of the metal rod sticking out from his head, Yahoo News reports.
Doctors told the experienced painter that the rod was “just millimetres” from hitting his voice box, his spinal cord and vital arteries, with paramedics saying they had never seen anything like it before.