Builder impaled through testicles by 4ft metal pole which went through entire body and emerged near his neck

Posted by The King Slayer 2018 years ago in Accidents
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A builder has been saved by doctors after he was impaled on a 4ft metal pole which went through one of his testicles before emerging near his neck.

Salim Sheikh, 33, was working on the first floor of a new building when he slipped and fell on a pile of steel rods.

He had to be driven 165km with the rod inside him to get to a hospital with specialists to help.

One pierced him through the groin and then went through the entire length of his body and emerged at his collar bone.

Scans revealed the rod had pierced his small intestine, colon, liver, diaphragm and lung - but incredibly surgeons removed the pole during a painstaking five-hour operation.

Miraculously after just two days in the intensive care unit, Mr Sheikh was discharged to the general ward, where he is expected to make a full recovery.

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