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Man impaled on statue during Mummers Parade

The Associated Press
Members of the Saints Wench Brigade strut in front of the judges at City Hall during the Mummers Parade, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Philadelphia. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

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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