A builder impaled himself on a metal pole after falling 16ft at a construction site.
The man, identified only as Mr Ma, was working at a site in the city of Suzhou in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui on August 15.
He was rushed to hospital after the accident, where medics removed the bar.
It had entered Mr Ma’s right buttock and travelled down his thigh, stopping before his right kneecap, the report said.
Firefighters were called into the operating theatre to help saw off protruding sections of the thick bar.
Mr Ma then underwent successful surgery at Kuangjian General Hospital to have the remainder removed, the Suzhou fire service reported.
He is recovering after the operation and remains in intensive care, according to provincial media outlet Ahwang.
The builder is not considered to be in a life-threatening condition.
However, doctors are monitoring him for a suspected brain haemorrhage.
In the footage, an ambulance is seen rushing to the construction site before the builder is wheeled into the operating theatre and a large section of the metal bar is removed.
The clip ends with the short metal stub protruding from the man’s buttock ahead of his second operation.
Earlier this month, a Chinese businessman had a brush with death after a spanner got wedged in his skull.
It was dropped from the eighth floor of a high-rise building in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province in north-eastern China, on August 6.
Incredible X-rays later showed how the metal tool became lodged in a vertical position out of the top of his skull.
The man, believed to be in his 50s, who was not named, was treated at Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University.
He suffered no life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition while being monitored in the ICU.
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