Man survives pole through head
A Brazilian construction worker has survived after a 2m (six-foot) steel rod fell from above and pierced his head, doctors who treated him say.
Eduardo Leite was taken to a Rio de Janeiro hospital, where the rod was removed after five hours of surgery.
The doctors said he had responded well to treatment, suffering little pain.
Simon Clemison reports.
18 Aug 2012
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean