Luiz Essinger of Rio de Janeiro's Miguel Couto Hospital tells the Globo TV network that doctors successfully withdrew the iron bar from Eduardo Leite's skull during a five-hour-long surgery.
He said Leite is lucid and shows no negative consequences after the operation. Essinger said Friday that "it really was a miracle" that Leite survived.
The bar fell from the fifth floor of a building under construction, went through Leite's hard hat, entered the back of his skull and exited between his eyes.
The accident and surgery took place on Wednesday.