A 22-year-old man has been impaled by a metal rod on a Bulli worksite and rushed to hospital.
He was working on the construction of a new home on Hutton Avenue, when he fell from a height and landed on a metal reinforcing rod (used in concrete), around 4pm on Thursday, July 20.
"They're building a new home and he just had a fall and the reo [reinforcing rod] was sticking out and it penetrated his thigh," Fire and Rescue NSW Inspector Greg Purvis said.
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"His workmates pulled him off it which would have been painful.
"The paramedics told me nothing vital was hit and it could have been a lot worse."
The man was treated by paramedics and then rushed to Wollongong Hospital.
A Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District spokeswoman said the man remains in hospital and is in a stable condition.