Mr Ho, 50, was dismantling a property in Guangxi Province in China when a steel rod fell from above. Miraculously, he managed to survive the rod's impact, entering through the right side of his forehead and exiting through the left side of his jaw.
Paramedics called to treat Mr Ho were astounded to find him entirely conscious and lucid, despite the inch-thick rod embedded inside him.
After having fire fighters removed most of the metal bar outside his head, Mr Ho was moved to a larger hospital for further treatment. Complex emergency surgery allowed doctors to remove the remainder successfully and staff say Mr Ho is recovering well and out of danger.