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Lightning strikes near Pierce County worker

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 20, 2012 at 9:33 am |
July 20, 2012 1:11 pm

A Pierce County Public Works employee was hospitalized this morning after a lightning bolt struck the ground near where he was working this morning.

The man, who has not been identified, was using a weed-eater about 8:15 a.m. when lightning struck a field at 198th Avenue East and Cascadia Boulevard, just south of Bonney Lake.

He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he is reported to be in good condition.

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