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3 construction workers injured by lightning strike

Updated September 10, 2021 - 7:19 pm

Las Vegas firefighters treated three construction workers who were injured when lightning hit the ground near them on Friday afternoon.

About 2:05 p.m., firefighters were called to 1245 Lindell Road after receiving a report of the injured construction workers, according to a tweet from the Las Vegas Fire Department. The three workers were sitting outside eating lunch next to a truck when lightning hit the ground about 5 feet from them.

One worker was hospitalized, while the other two were treated at the scene, the department said.

Clark County is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 3:30 p.m. as lightning and rain were reported in the Las Vegas Valley, according to the National Weather Service.

“REMEMBER if you hear thunder seek shelter in a building or vehicle, if these three construction workers would have gotten in the truck, they probably would not have been injured,” the Fire Department said.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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