July 29, 2020 Kym Graves

BLOG – Keeping the SWE Team Safe During Lightning

While many worry about the risk of getting struck by lightning while enjoying the outdoors, construction workers are at risk on a daily basis. The Selmon Extension construction team keeps their eyes open for any potential bad weather approaching the area.

Part of the safety measures includes identifying at least one person to monitor storms when working on the job site and notify all people working when lightning is within striking distance of six miles. Stay undercover until 30 minutes after the last strike that was within the six-mile range. Tall objects usually attract lightning first, which generally include cranes, lifts, tall ladders, and other objects that rise well above ground level on a construction site. Weather experts say more storms will bring increased lightning threats especially from now through the end of spring.

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