A builder, who suffered a fall on a construction site, is lucky to be alive after a steel bar penetrated his jaw and bedded 15 centimetres into his skull.
Wu Moude had been working on the construction site, in Quanzhou, southern China's Fujian Province, for just two months when the accident happened.
The 22-year-old underwent surgery for five hours, which to remove the 1.2cm thick bar.
Doctor Zhuang Cong'en from South East Hospital said: "When the patient arrived he was already in a coma."
"It's very rare to see such severely injured patient," Doctor Zhuang added.
Moude remains in a serious, but stable condition.