This is the secondary school teacher who had his throat slit by one of 15 neck-high metal wires stretched across a building site while he was jogging past.
Wang Shi’en, who teaches at Liuzhou No 15 Middle School in South China’s Guangxi region, was reportedly knocked unconscious after running into the horizontal wire on the morning of 1st September.
He later woke up with a painful cut on his neck and called an ambulance himself.
Images of the pavement where Mr Wang injured himself show some of the 15 wires installed horizontally between trees and a construction site metal fence.
A foreman for the site revealed to local media that the wires were being used to stabilise the fence and keep it upright, after certain sections were blown down by strong winds during recent storms.
However, no warning signs had been put up despite the 15 thin metal wires posing a serious threat to pedestrians like Mr Wang.
The construction firm, which is building an electric vehicle charging station, has said it will take full responsibility for Mr Wang’s accident.
The company has reportedly settled the matter privately with Mr Wang, and are not expected to receive further punishment from the authorities.
The teacher and long-distance running hobbyist is conscious and not in any life-threatening condition, but he remains hospitalised, reports said.
Mr Wang said: “People like me who do night running or who run in the mornings care a lot about safety.
“There were no warning signs at all. Who knew there would be a horizontal metal wire there? It was impossible to see.”
Mr Wang revealed the accident happened at around 5:30am local time – about an hour before sunrise.
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