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2 workers escape serious injury following nearby lightning strike

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Posted at 2:58 PM, Aug 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-03 15:58:35-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two workers at a work site in Johnson County, Kansas, escaped serious injury Wednesday morning after a lightning strike nearby.

Around 12:30 p.m., paramedics were called to the work site in the 10200 block of W. 167th Street in Overland Park.

One of the two workers was transported to a nearby hospital for observation. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

The second worker was evaluated at the scene and declined hospitalization.