Worker Struck by Lightning
July 6, 2005
Springboro, Ohio-- A 51-year-old construction
worker was hit by lightning during a late June thunderstorm. He
was struck while helping to build a new elementary school in Warren
Authorities said the unidentified man
was working on a new school in the Springboro School District. The
construction crew stopped working while the afternoon thunderstorm
was overhead. However, once the storm moved on and the sun came
out, the construction crew went back to work. Authorities said it
was then that, lightning struck a piece of machinery that the man
Officials went on to say that the man
managed to make it into his work trailer, but was unable to speak.
Several other men at the scene knew what happened and called 911
The man was taken to Miami Valley Hospital,
where he is listed in fair condition.
Authorities said a 19-year-old who
was working about 20 feet from the lightning strike felt the effects
of the bolt, but suffered no injuries.