Saturday January 12, 2013
Four-year-old boy injures testicles on steel piling rod
GEORGE TOWN: A four-year-old boy seriously injured his testicles and left thigh after he fell on a steel piling rod while playing at a construction site with his friends at Kampung Masjid in Jalan Perak here.
Mikhail Irfan Muhamad Sofian was given four stitches for the injuries sustained during the incident at about 6pm on Thursday.
Mohd Azahari Mohd Rasrizal, 12, who witnessed the incident, said Mikhail Irfan was running before he fell on the piling rod.
“He was crying and there was blood. I ran to his house and informed his grandfather,” he said.
The boy's grandfather, Zainol Sulaiman, 61, said he had lodged a police report, urging the developer to take the necessary safety measures to prevent a similar incident for occuring.
“My grandson and his friends usually play there.
“The almost 20cm piling rod has been there for about four months.
“But my grandson was unlucky and fell on it,” he told reporters when met at his house. - Bernama