Being impaled like a suckling pig - we want to avoid it. This compilation of gnarly injuries will put the fear of God into you; many of the stories herein present graphic images of people getting skewered on metal spikes. This stuff’s not for the feint-hearted and you may never look at at an ordinary rod, spike, or street lamp again.
1. An Arizona man who gained local fame in 2012 after his neck got impaled on a fence spike is getting his own discovery channel special on the series "The Day I Almost Died."
2. A Pennsylvania woman impaled herself on the spiky metal fence of a cemetery when she was reportedly running away from an attacker.
3. A Florida man is lucky to be alive after impaling himself on a spiked fence after trying a new drug called "flakka."
4. A construction worker was impaled after falling from scaffolding and landing on an iron rod at a building site in southern China.
5. A man from China's Sichuan province, Li Jen, amazingly survived being impaled on a lamppost after falling 50-feet from building.
6. A woman admitted to texting while driving when she hit a pole that went through her car, piercing her thigh and buttocks. Firefighters had to saw off the front and back end of the the pole to get the woman out of her car.
7. A mine worker in South Africa has survived being impaled by a metal rod while working in an underground mine shaft.
8. A Chinese truck driver can now boast of being one of the very few who've survived an impalement worthy of Vlad the Impaler!
9. Edwin Ochoa, known by neighbors to be a heavy drinker had apparently been enjoying beers up in a tree about 20-feet above the metal fence when the calamity befell him.
10. These pictures show what is believed to be an unexploded mortar stuck in the back of a militant. The astonishing images have been making the rounds online and were posted on Twitter by an ISIS supporter.
11. A Houston construction worker has been hospitalized after he was impaled in the chest by a circular blade that broke off of a power saw.
12. In Taiwan, a 50 year old construction worker fell from his perch and was pierced through the abdomen by a piece of rebar. He was also knocked unconscious by the fall.
13. Rio Linda High School teacher and football coach Marion Adams died after accidentally impaling himself on a parking garage gate.
14. Doctors said the 27-year-old landscaper came in for treatment after a nearly 3-inch nail became lodged in his eye when he accidentally hit it with a weed-whacker.
15. An Australian construction worker is lucky to be alive after an industrial accident left a 1 meter piece of steel bar embedded in his forehead.
16. As Mr. Ho was working on his old home in Guangxi Province, a metal bar in the ceiling became loose, and yep—one of those metal, inch-thick, spear-pointed pieces of rebar came falling down—directly into Mr. Ho’s face.
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