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Construction worker impaled on site in Glendale

Posted at 2:57 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 15:57:44-04

A construction worker was impaled on Friday after falling off a six-foot ladder at a construction site.

The victim, 40-years-old, fell on a metal rebar while at the site near River Woods Parkway in Glendale. The rebar went through his torso area, impaling him. The North Shore Fire Department had to cut the rebar to free the victim according to Dan Tyk of the North Shore Fire Department.

The victim was transported to Froedtert Hospital by a med-unit where surgeons removed the metal from his body. He is currently in serious condition. 

Tyk says the man is lucky to be alive.

Glendale Police and OSHA are investigating the incident.