Today’s edition of Best Gore Members Rock is brought to you by Best Gore member @ManFromHellNorway, who had his face impaled by a broomstick:
I was impaled by a broomstick few years ago. The accident happened when I was emptying a container with Styrofoam.
The problem was that the container was loaded the day before, and it was without a roof. The company which had transported the goods to my job had put a tarp over the top, as rainfall accumulated overnight.
We then had difficulty emptying the container and had to use whatever we could to get the tarp off the contents of the container. I grabbed the first and best thing I found, and lifted the tarpaulin about 20-25 cm, and in a fraction of a second broomstick slid, and the weight of the water pushed the handle into my cheek and right down to the collarbone.
The end of the part that was in my neck was pointed like a letter knife and pressed against the carotid artery.
I was taken by ambulance to the nearest hospital, where they cut open my neck and removed foreign matter. Lots of wood and concrete dust and dirt was washed out from the neck wound. I was put on a strong penicillin for 6 weeks. Two of the weeks I was hospitalized with penicillin administered intravenously.
There was also an additional operation one year thereafter, to remove wood that they had discovered the day the accident occurred.
Thanks for the pics, @ManFromHellNorway. Luckily, the stick didn’t impale the eyeball: