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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 with 5 Comments »
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.

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. rocketruss says:

    that sounds like quite an electrifying experience. i’m shocked that he was out in that storm whackin weeds.

  2. Tracianne says:

    What’s even more shocking is that it was a county worker actually working.

  3. guidocarmasi says:

    not to worry. if you see lightening you are okay. If you hear thunder you are okay. If you get hit by lightening, you will not hear or see it. So relaxx folks.

  4. bobcat1a says:

    wow tracianne, that was a real slap in the face to a lot of hardworking people you depend on. You must be so proud of yourself.

  5. Tracianne says:

    Just stating the facts. I know first hand because I used to work for the county. One day when everyone else was standing around BSing on the job I ended up getting in trouble by my supervisor because I was the only one working. He said I was making everyone else look bad.

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