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Lightning Strike @ TPA, WN Employee Hurt  
User currently offlineN92R03 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 344 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/aug...ightning-strike-tia/news-breaking/


Hopefully he will be ok. Sounds like it was an indirect strike...Thankfully

Typical summertime storm, was pouring at TPA around 5PM this afternoon.

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User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21532 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Quoting N92R03 (Thread starter):
Typical summertime storm, was pouring at TPA around 5PM this afternoon.

What was the WN employee doing exposed? Tampa has very strict rules on this because of employees being killed by lightning. Ground ops close down for lightening, no exceptions. Employees to be inside, under cover, not on the pavement.



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User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 5036 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

More people get hit by lightning in Florida than any other state in the union. It can get you almost anywhere outside.


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User currently offlineamwest2united From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1773 times:
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Quoting ikramerica (Reply 1):
What was the WN employee doing exposed? Tampa has very strict rules on this because of employees being killed by lightning. Ground ops close down for lightening, no exceptions. Employees to be inside, under cover, not on the pavement.

Southwest doesn't have lightining rules like other airlines. I have been told many times in Las Vegas and Philly, the employees have to work out side all the time. Fueling may be stopped, but the work must be completed.



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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1757 times:

Quoting amwest2united (Reply 3):
Southwest doesn't have lightining rules like other airlines. I have been told many times in Las Vegas and Philly, the employees have to work out side all the time. Fueling may be stopped, but the work must be completed.

That's not true at all. Southwest has very strict guidlines for stopping all activity based on how many miles the lightning strkes from the airport/ramp. If it's within 3-5 miles then all work stops and all employees must come inside. This is systemwide.



My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
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