This is the shocking moment paramedics were called to treat a Chinese man after a thick metal bar impaled his head while he was carrying out DIY work at his former home.The man, identified only as Mr Ho, was dismantling the property when a large metal bar fell from above – impaling the right side of his forehead and exiting through the left side of his jaw.
Miraculously Mr Ho, 50, survived his dramatic injury and, following successful emergency surgery at a nearby hospital, is now expected to make a full recovery. Hospital staff say Mr Ho is now recovering well and is considered to be out of danger.
X-rays taken before surgery showed how the solid metal bar, which was at least an inch thick, passed through the right side of his forehead and behind his left eye socket, before eventually exiting through the lower section of his left cheek, close to his jawline.
Had the bar entered at a fractionally different angle, it would have almost certainly penetrated Mr Ho’s brain or eyeball, causing serious injury or death.
We hope he recovers fully