Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Joe Golder, Agency: Newsflash
A man had to be taken to hospital with a large ladder impaled in his head after a bizarre DIY accident.
Erkan Kacar, 43, was planning to do some renovations on his house in the district of Ilkadim in the northern Turkish city of Samsun when the accident happened.
According to local news site Sabah, he stretched to reach some tools which were stored on a high shelf along with the ladder, but as he grappled for his gear, the ladder fell onto his head.
A sharp iron protrusion from the three-step ladder lodged into Erkan’s head and would not come loose, so an ambulance and emergency team were called to the scene.
The emergency team was unable to cut the iron nub away from the ladder, so Erkan had to be taken to the hospital with the ladder still attached to his head.
En route, however, the rough ride caused the iron protrusion to dislodge from his forehead, and Erkan was finally free from the ladder.
According to the local news site Istiklal, Erkan said: “It is amazing. We could not take it out of my head, but it came loose itself during the ride. I am okay now.”
The ambulance continued its journey to the hospital so that Erkan could be checked up.
Erkan was reportedly discharged after he was found to be in good health.
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