Man survives pole through head
18 August 2012 Last updated at 17:10 BST
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.