MIAMI (WSVN) - A construction worker suffered a serious accident when he fell onto standing rebar in Miami, prompting a swift response from Miami Fire Rescue.
The incident occurred at 77 SE 5th St., just after 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
Upon arrival, emergency crews found the worker impaled by the rods of steel.
Paramedics were able to treat and stabilize the injured worker, while rescue specialists strategically employed a harness to secure him.
Pictures provided by Miami Fire Rescue showed the injured worker almost looking slumped, with a beam-like rod having penetrated his body.
Using cutting-edge tools, the team successfully freed the worker from the rebar, which went through his lower body and traversed his torso.
Luckily, the rebar missed the worker’s arteries and veins.
Firefighters and an on-site crane operator were able to lower the patient, with the steel bar still protruding from his body, using both the crane and a Stokes basket.
The patient, who is in stable condition, was transferred onto a stretcher and transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. He is expected to make a full recovery.
On Thursday, cameras showed the construction site empty.
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