According to reports, the 35-year-old accidentally fell off from the storey building and landed with the left lateral anterior neck on a hammer standing on the ground with the handle facing upwards.
Describing the awful incident, the Senior Registrar on call in Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgeon Ear, Dr. Ibekwe Nnaemeka, stated that the sledgehammer pierced through the bricklayer’s anterior and exited through his posterior.
Thankfully, the bricklayer’s life was saved after he was successfully operated upon by a group of surgeons at Federal Medical Centre Owerri in Imo.
Nnaemeka said, “however, as God may have it, he was not in any respiratory distress and vitals are relatively stable on presentation.”
Narrating how the bricklayer’s life was saved, Nnaemeka said he quickly called out the 2 ENT