3 workers nearly struck by lightning
MIAMI (WSVN) -- The severe weather in South Florida has proved to be extremely dangerous for several construction workers.
Lightning struck at a Homestead construction site, Friday afternoon. Homestead Police detective Fernando Morales said, "The weather became very bad very quickly."
Three construction workers were about to end their work day, when a lightning bolt struck near a pickup truck on site.
One of the men went into cardiac arrest as a result of the lightning strike, and paramedics quickly went into action to save his life. Morales said, "I'm not a doctor, but I can tell you bringing somebody back and getting a pulse, I would imagine, is extremely important."
He was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in severe critical condition.
The two other men were taken to the hospital: one remains in critical condition at JMH, and the other is in stable condition at Homestead Hospital.
Heavy rain and wind from the storms were felt in Coconut Grove. The weather was so bad that trees fell on top of several vehicles, including that of Alix Douyon. "We were driving down here, and then it was traffic, and all of a sudden, a huge tree fell on top of the car," he said.
Everyone managed to get out of the vehicle safely, but the impact of the tree crashing onto the top of the sport utility vehicle blew out the back windshield of the SUV. Douyon described the weather in the area and said, "It was raining very heavily, it was a lot of wind, a lot of hail the size of golf balls."
Just three blocks away, a second tree fell on top of a car, briefly trapping a mother and her children inside the vehicle. When crews arrived on scene, they safely removed the family from the car.
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