Athens Construction worker struck by lightning

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - It is reported that an Athens High School construction worker was struck by lightning on the job.

Athens Fire and Rescue responded to a call around 1:40 p.m. Friday, regarding a construction worker who was struck by lightning while working on the new Athens High School construction site.

Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said the man who was struck by lightning this afternoon as a storm rolled into Athens was in the parking lot of the new Athens High School construction site.

"He was leaving for the day, and witnesses saw him fall to the ground," Johnson said.

The victim was transported from the scene by ambulance, Johnson said.

"Co-workers at the scene were already performing CPR, and we assisted until EMS arrived," Thornton said.

Thornton said the ambulance transported the man to Athens-Limestone Hospital.

WAFF 48 News will have more information as this story develops.

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