Man falls off ladder, impaled by pool cue in Pompano Beach

Victim, 22, undergoes surgery to remove pool cue


POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A 22-year-old man fell off a ladder in a Pompano Beach warehouse Tuesday and was impaled by a pool cue, a city spokeswoman told Local10.com.

The man was working at the warehouse on Southwest Eighth Street when he fell off the ladder and landed on the pool cue, city spokeswoman Sandra King said.

She said the pool cue entered the front of the man's body by his arm pit and exited through his back.

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue crews arrived and trimmed a few feet off the stick. The man was then taken to Broward Health North to undergo surgery to remove the pool cue.

The man's name and condition weren't immediately known.

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