Doctors in Brazil said a construction worker survived and is lucid after a 2 metre (6 foot) steel rod fell from above and punctured his head on Wednesday.
The bar, weighing 300 kilograms (660 pounds), fell from a fifth floor of a building under construction and pierced Eduardo's hat through the back of his head exiting between his eyes.
His eyes were not damaged.
Twenty-four-year-old Eduardo Leite was taken to Rio de Janeiro's Miguel Couto Hospital where doctors successfully carried out a five-hour surgery to remove the rod from his head.
Dr Luiz Aleandre Essinger, who treated Eduardo, said: