Firefighters cut a man free and rushed him to the hospital after a he slipped and had a piece of metal jab into his back while working at a salvage yard Tuesday afternoon, the St. Louis Fire Department said.

A spokesperson for the fire department said the accident happened near the intersection of Hall Street and Humboldt Avenue in north St. Louis.

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The man was taken to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition. Officials said the injury is not a penetration — and they initially believed — because the piece of metal did not go all the way through the man.