Man is impaled on metal fence

Southend Standard: Man is impaled on metal fence Man is impaled on metal fence

A GARDENER in his sixties was impaled on a metal fence in an accident.

Firefighters had to cut the 68-year-old man free from the fence which pierced his knee by 4ins.

The man had been gardening at his home, in The Terrace, Benfleet, at 4pm on Friday when he lost his balance and fell backwards.

He landed on the small fence and a metal spike imbedded in the back of his knee.

Firefighters from Rayleigh Weir were at the scene for an hour as they tried to saw the man free from the fence.

Tony Vickress, station officer, said: “It was quite traumatising for him and his wife.

“She was quite tearful.

“It was quite a difficult job.

"We tried to use an electric saw, but it was too bulky, so we then tried a handsaw to remove part of the fence.”

The resident was due to fly to Fuerteventura today on holiday.

Mr Vickress added: “He has a wound the size of a 10p piece.

“As the paramedics were bandaging him up, the spike fell out on its own.

“They flushed it out and packed it up and put him in the ambulance.

“He was taken to hospital, but his injuries weren’t life threatening.

“I think he was quite grateful to us.”

Paramedics took the man to Southend Hospital for treatment.

His family was too upset to speak about the incident.

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9:36am Tue 17 Dec 13

Britanniaman says...

well that's wound you can give some story's to the grandchildren size of 10p ouch.
well that's wound you can give some story's to the grandchildren size of 10p ouch. Britanniaman

11:49am Tue 17 Dec 13

Kim Gandy says...

Britanniaman wrote:
well that's wound you can give some story's to the grandchildren size of 10p ouch.
Nonetheless a frightening experience,taking an hour to be removed from the fence.

As for stories for the grandchildren, we are not talking about a war wound here are we?

It's still a spike he fell on. You wouldn't want one up your nose for an inhaler would you?
[quote][p][bold]Britanniaman[/bold] wrote: well that's wound you can give some story's to the grandchildren size of 10p ouch.[/p][/quote]Nonetheless a frightening experience,taking an hour to be removed from the fence. As for stories for the grandchildren, we are not talking about a war wound here are we? It's still a spike he fell on. You wouldn't want one up your nose for an inhaler would you? Kim Gandy

3:09pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

He must have got the point.....
He must have got the point..... Nowthatsworthknowing

4:04pm Tue 17 Dec 13

pembury53 says...

that gardening lark can be dangerous
that gardening lark can be dangerous pembury53

5:02pm Tue 17 Dec 13

whataday says...

Oooh bet that hurts and must have been really scarey for victim and his wife
Hope he makes a quick recovery
Oooh bet that hurts and must have been really scarey for victim and his wife Hope he makes a quick recovery whataday

7:23pm Tue 17 Dec 13

the governments corrupt says...

Gardening at 4pm when it's dark? Idiot.
Gardening at 4pm when it's dark? Idiot. the governments corrupt

10:13am Wed 18 Dec 13

Benfleetite says...

He wasnt gardening - Evening Echo getting it wrong again and not checking the facts properly.
He wasnt gardening - Evening Echo getting it wrong again and not checking the facts properly. Benfleetite

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