Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lightning Struck 2 Yesterday, Felt 'Tingly'

Posted By on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 2:03 PM

Yesterday's storm as imagined from my outpost cowering under my desk. - IMAGE VIA
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  • Yesterday's storm as imagined from my outpost cowering under my desk.
Monday's ominous lightning-filled sky looked pretty cool, huh? The lightning, however, was much less awesome for the two people who were reportedly struck by it yesterday.

A seasonal worker at the Jewel Box was taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital yesterday afternoon after being hit by what appeared to be a secondary strike, which means the lightning hit the ground before it hit him. The worker was awake when paramedics arrived. 

A second person was working on a building and touched a water pipe with a rotary just as lightning struck. He, too, was awake and alert when taken to the hospital, though he had the added bonus of burns and a "tingling sensation" in his arm after the strike. 

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