Unbelievable! Man Cheats Death By Surviving 6ft Pole That Pierced Through His Head

This is the type of story you hear and just open your mouth in disbelief but Eduardo Leite, a 24-year old construction worker from Brazil is lucky to be alive after he survived a 6-foot metal bar that fell from above and pierced his head. The bar had fell from the fifth floor of a building under construction, went through Leite’s hard hat, entered the back of his skull and exited between his eyes, chief os staff at Rio de Janeiro’s Miguel Couto Hospital, Luiz Alexnadre Essinger said, adding: ‘It really was a miracle’ that Leite survived. The accident and surgery took place on Wednesday.

Scan Image Showing The Pole Through Leite’s Skull

Doctors successfully withdrew the iron bar from Eduardo Leite’s skull during a five-hour surgery. ‘He was taken to the operating room, his skull was opened, they examined the brain and the surgeon decided to pull the metal bar out from the front in the same direction it entered the brain.’ Essinger said. He said Leite was conscious when he arrived at the hospital and told him what had happened and that Leite was lucid and showed no negative consequences after the operation. ‘Today, he continues well, with few complaints for a five-hour-long surgery,’ Essinger said. ‘He says he feels little pain.’

Front View Of Scan Showing The True Extent Of Injury

‘They told me he was lying down (in the ambulance) with the bar pointing upward,’ said Leite’s wife, Lilian Regina da Silva Costa. Continuing, she said, ‘He was holding it and his face covered in blood. His look was as if nothing had happened. When he arrived he told the doctors he wasn’t feeling anything, no pain, nothing. It’s unbelievable.’

Ruy Monteiro, the hospital’s head of neurosurgery, told the Globo TV network that Leite escaped by just a few centimeters from losing one eye and becoming paralyzed on the left side of his body. He said the bar entered a ‘non-eloquent’ area of the brain, an area that doesn’t have a specific, major known function.

Leite As He Was Brought Into The Hospital

Leite is expected to remain hospitalized for at least two weeks. My question is, with our slow response to medical emergencies and disasters, would Leite have survived if this accident had taken place at a construction site in Nigeria?


  1. He wud av die if this event took place i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ Nigeria.Thank God he was wearing his personal protective equipment i.e the hard hat. How many constructn sites workers i̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ Nigeria put on their site helmet? Heaven helps those who help themselves but I thank God for this miracle.

  2. If it were to happen in Nigeria, he would have died, except if God has a soft spot for him, he might even be lucky enough to get good samaritans to rush him to the hospital only to find out that the Doctors are on strike. Life has lil value in dis part of the world, we are only coping becos of God’s abundant grace.