U.S. Lightning Deaths in 2010

Lightning kills several people a year across the United States.  Here are the deaths so far in 2010.  The data includes the victims age, sex and activity.  Consider how each person was killed and relate it to your activities during thunderstorms.  Are you also at risk?

2010 Lightning Fatalities

Number

Date

D of W

State

City

Age

Sex

Location

Activity

Victim

01

5/1/2010

Saturday

IN

New Haven

18

M

Under tree

Sheltering from storm

James Bryan Mitchell

02

5/8/2010

Saturday

CT

Bridgeport

29

M

On jetty

Headed to shore (had been fishing)

Romeo Briscol

03

5/30/2010

Sunday

LA

Baton Rouge

8

M

 

Went back outside

Evan Elwood

04

5/31/2010

Monday

OH

St. Clairsville

33

M

Prison Recreational Yard

Headed toward building

Dalin Anderson

05

6/4/2010

Friday

NC

Madison County

25

F

Near mountain top

Hiking

Bethany Lott

06

6/12/2010

Saturday

CO

Chaffee County

53

M

Highway

Riding motorcycle

William Carr

07

6/15/2010

Tuesday

MO

Jennings

34

F

Under tree

Postal worker delivering mail

Christina Jones

08

6/15/2010

Tuesday

NC

Graham

19

M

Under tree

Had been playing soccer

Horacio Alejo-Ascensio

09

6/20/2010

Sunday

WY

Meeteese

70

M

Open hilltop

Getting better cell phone reception

Robert Jesse Gurney

10

6/24/2010

Thursday

TX

Stowell

37

M

On boat

Crabbing

Charles Franklin Weaver Jr.

 



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