St Albans man impaled on table leg in loft
- 25 November 2012
- From the section Beds, Herts & Bucks
A man has been rescued in a "delicate incident" after he became impaled on a table leg in his loft in Hertfordshire.
Fire crews had to remove part of the roof to help free the man at a house in Westfields, in St Albans on Saturday evening.
They then brought the man, with the metal table leg still attached, through the roof on a stretcher placed on an aerial ladder.
He was taken to St Mary's Paddington Hospital in London.
East of England Ambulance Service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: "This was a very delicate incident to deal with.
"Our crews worked extremely hard alongside the fire service in a very difficult environment to treat, stabilise and immobilise him before he was removed out of the roof to an awaiting ambulance."
The injury is not considered life-threatening, Mr Sanderson added.