They say a cat has nine lives, but they obviously haven’t met this man.
Call it luck or a curious case of immortality, a 68-year-old man escaped death when the iron fencing rod he fell on narrowly missed his chest and pierced through his armpit, The Star Online reports.
Ng Ah Eng was pruning plants at his house compound in Jalan Alor Star, off Jalan Kapar, when the accident happened yesterday evening.
He was on a ladder but he slipped and fell on the fence, said Sungai Pinang fire station Senior Fire Officer II M. Sathiaseelan.
A neighbour called the Fire and Rescue Department at 4.40pm and a team reached the scene within five minutes.
â€œThe fencing rods are solid iron but we managed to cut through three of them in 20 minutes,â€ said Sathiaseelan.
He revealed that the firemen did not pull the iron rod out from Ng as it would cause profuse bleeding.
â€œWe sent him to hospital by ambulance with the impaled iron piece,â€ said Sathiaseelan.
Ng was rushed to the Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah emergency unit for removal of the rod and subsequent treatment.