Rajendra Pal was raced to Gokuldas Tejpal hospital after the fire brigade cut loose the rods from pillars they were attached to. Picture by: Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles
Rajendra Pal was raced to Gokuldas Tejpal hospital after the fire brigade cut loose the rods from pillars they were attached to. Picture by: Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles

Man impaled by two iron rods

TWO IRON rods impaled Mumbai construction worker Rajendra Pal when he slipped and fell onto them at a building site, with one of the rods going straight through his liver.

Somehow, Pal survived.

Once on the scene, emergency crews had to saw the two rods off the pillar they were attached to just to get the 21-year old worker to the hospital.

The builder was left impaled by two metal rods and survived. Picture by: Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angele
The builder was left impaled by two metal rods and survived. Picture by: Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angele

"The patient was conscious when he was brought to the hospital. Dr Jitendra Sankpal, senior surgeon at GT hospital told India news agency Newslion.

Sankpal said the two iron rods measuring two-and-a-half feet each pierced his abdomen and chest.

"However, the man was lucky as the rods did not puncture his lungs or other vital organs," he said.

The doctor added that "It was a very difficult operation. The first rod that came out though his chest barely missed the patient's heart by one inch.

Construction worker Rajendra Pal, 21, fell off a building in India and landed on the 5ft-long rods, which punctured his liver. They narrowly missed his heart and doctors were forced to perform emergency surgery on him to save his life. Picture by: Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles
Construction worker Rajendra Pal, 21, fell off a building in India and landed on the 5ft-long rods, which punctured his liver. They narrowly missed his heart and doctors were forced to perform emergency surgery on him to save his life. Picture by: Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles

The surgeon said his patient "is out of danger now" following a three-hour surgery.

Rajendra had arrived in Mumbai from West Bengal just two days before the accident. His cousin Dhan Parmar told Newslion, "He wanted to take up the job. So, we permitted him to come to Mumbai.

"We are scared this has happen only in two days. Luckily, my relative has survived."

This story first appeared on Fox News.



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