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MSB No. 060 Lightning strikes - managing the risks

LIGHTNING STRIKES - MANAGING THE RISKS

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In the past week, three persons have been struck by lightning in WA, two of whom were killed.

A mine manager was struck and killed while standing next to a tailings dam. A haul truck driver was struck while sheltering under the wheel arch of the truck during a storm. Fortunately, he escaped with only shock and bruising and was taken to hospital for a medical check.

The second fatality involved a road train driver in the Kimberley who was securing loading ramps on a trailer when lightning struck the prime mover. He died shortly after being briefly revived with CPR. His wife and child were in the prime mover cabin at the time and were not injured.



Organisation:

Department of Minerals and Energy Western Australia

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Jurisdiction:

Relates to Western Australia (WA)

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Coverage:

Western Australia

Author:

DME-WA

Publisher:

Government of Western Australia

Published:

3 Oct 2001



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