Construction worker identified after fatal lightning strike

Posted at 7:40 AM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 07:40:43-04

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have identified a construction worker who died earlier this week following a southwest Florida lightning strike.

Bonita Springs fire officials tell the Naples Daily News ( that 29-year-old Salomon Garcia-Martinez was working on the roof deck of a development Monday afternoon when he was hit by lightning.

Battalion Chief Winthrop Telford says it appeared that Garcia-Martinez had been gathering his construction materials and preparing to take shelter. First responders tried to resuscitate Garcia-Martinez for about 25 minutes. He was eventually pronounced dead at the scene.

A representative of DeAngelis Diamond Construction, the companying overseeing the development, said they a cooperating with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


Information from: Naples (Fla.) Daily News,

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