UPDATE: Man home from hospital after being hit by indirect lightning strike

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
(Credit: MGN Online)

(Credit: MGN Online)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ga. (WRDW) -- One of the two men who was hit by an indirect lightning strike in Aiken is back home from the hospital.

City Administrator Richard Sapp says Utility Superintendent Ronnie Jones was released from the hospital on Thursday and is doing fine.

The second man, an employee of the contractor working on the repair, was said to be OK when found at the scene.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ga. (WRDW) -- Two workers were hit by an indirect lightning strike in Louisville Tuesday afternoon.

City Administrator Richard Sapp says the two men were working on a water main break when there was a sudden bolt of lightning. Sapp says the current either traveled along the pipe or through the water and jolted the men.

Utility Superintendent Ronnie Jones is being taken to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center as a precaution.

The second man, an employee of the contractor working on the repair, was said to be OK when found at the scene.

About 10 percent of the city is still without water service, but crews are working to fix it.


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