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PHILADELPHIA – Authorities say a man slipped and impaled himself on a statue during the annual New Year’s Day Mummers Parade in Philadelphia.

Fire officials say the man climbed onto the George Washington statue in Eakins Oval around 4 p.m. Tuesday, slipped and impaled himself on a statue below.

The man has been taken to Hahnemann Hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The man’s name has not been released.

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