GRAPHIC PHOTO: Man Has Pruning Shears Removed From Eye - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

GRAPHIC PHOTO: Man Has Pruning Shears Removed From Eye

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Most people wouldn't think of gardening as a high-risk activity, but the example of Arizona man Leroy Luetscher might make you think again.

Luetscher required major surgery after he was impaled on his own pruning shears - handle side first. The 86-year-old dropped his shears in the ground while gardening and they landed blade-side down. He lost his balance and fell, impaling himself on the shears' handle which became lodged in his eye socket.

The Daily Mail reports that the implement's handle "penetrated Mr Luetscher's eye socket and went down into his neck, resting on his external carotid artery." >>>CLICK HERE FOR MORE

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