Florida construction worker killed by lightning

A construction worker was struck and killed in Bonita Springs today while working on a 6th floor lanai, according to the National Weather Service.

The 35-year-old man is the tenth lightning-related death this month and the 5th in Florida this year.

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WINK news is reporting the man’s identity has not yet been released.

Read: Lightning deaths mount, what one man was doing that may have gotten him killed.

John Jensenius, a lightning expert with the National Weather Service said the lightning death toll for this year stands at 19. That’s below the 10-year average, which is 21 lightning deaths typically occurring by July 25.

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Lightning strikes south of Belvedere Road near I-95 in West Palm Beach on July 9, 2009. (Thomas Cordy / The Palm Beach Post)

Lightning strikes south of Belvedere Road near I-95 in West Palm Beach on July 9, 2009. (Thomas Cordy / The Palm Beach Post)

M-F Lightning Deaths 2006-2016 (002)

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