Display of the iron bar that punched through a Brazilian man, Eduardo Leite, in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo : Handout)
A 24 year old Brazilian man, Eduardo Leite, survived a six-foot metal bar penetrating his skull that fell off from the fifth floor of the building in a construction site.
The iron mental bar was removed by Doctors in Rio de Janeiro hospital only after five hours of the surgery.
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Eduardo only experienced mild pain and had no adverse effect after the surgery according to the doctors.
Dr. Luiz Essinger of Rio de Janeiro's Miguel Couto Hospital said, "The impressive thing is that he [Eduardo Leite] arrived at the hospital awake and told me what had happened to him," adding that it was a miracle that Leite had survived.
Leite was already conscious, was eating normally only Thursday, only a day after the accident on Wednesday.
Ruy Monteiro, the hospital's head of neurosurgery told the Globo TV network that Leite was barely missed just by a few centimeters from losing one eye and becoming paralyzed on the left side of his body.
He said the bar hit a "non-eloquent" part of the brain which doesn't have a specific, key identified function.
"He was lying down (in the ambulance) with the bar pointing upwards and he was holding the metal with his face covered in blood, and his look was as if nothing had happened... it's unbelievable." said his wife.