Bethlehem Township lightning: Autopsy on man hit by lightning i...

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An autopsy completed this morning on a 53-year-old Bethlehem Township man confirmed that he was killed by a lightning strike during an isolated and quick-moving storm, authorities said.
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Charles Xavier

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Aug 6, 2009
 
this article makes it unclear whether it was storming or not while this poor man was doing lawn work.. If the storm had passed (as the article suggests) then where did the lightening come from?
QualityMCall

Bethlehem, PA

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Aug 6, 2009
 
"Most lightning deaths happen on Wednesdays, according to the statistics."

Thanks for the totally random information without explanation. Quality work!
Pachacutec

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Aug 6, 2009
 
Charles Xavier wrote:
this article makes it unclear whether it was storming or not while this poor man was doing lawn work.. If the storm had passed (as the article suggests) then where did the lightening come from?
The earlier article said that the storm had just passed; I guess what that would mean could be open to interpretation - was the storm completely out of the area, with no clouds in sight, or had it just stopped raining? As the article said, the lightning cell can be 5 miles away so even if the storm clouds weren't directly overhead, there was still danger from lightning.
Trik

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Aug 6, 2009
 
right, so don't garden on a wednesday if there is a threat of rain?
G7WelcomingCommi ttee

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Aug 6, 2009
 
shocking!
Suze

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Aug 6, 2009
 
I didn't see or hear any storm yesterday and I live a few minutes from there... I knew it was cloudy out.. but nothing happened, no rain, no loud boom, nothing.
Suze

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Aug 6, 2009
 
Trik wrote:
right, so don't garden on a wednesday if there is a threat of rain?
Hey Trik, long time no see!

People should take my stance on this issue... never garden! If I could pave over all of my grass, I think I would.
wow

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Aug 6, 2009
 
So on Wednesdays everyone should stay locked inside?
Charles Xavier

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Aug 6, 2009
 
Pachacutec wrote:
<quoted text> The earlier article said that the storm had just passed; I guess what that would mean could be open to interpretation - was the storm completely out of the area, with no clouds in sight, or had it just stopped raining? As the article said, the lightning cell can be 5 miles away so even if the storm clouds weren't directly overhead, there was still danger from lightning.
Guess to be safe, dont do yard work when there is a storm nearby.
RonMania

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Aug 6, 2009
 
wow wrote:
So on Wednesdays everyone should stay locked inside?
Next pandemic the gov will grab onto. Wed is a cra*p*p*y day anyways
Trik

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Aug 6, 2009
 
Suze wrote:
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Hey Trik, long time no see!
People should take my stance on this issue... never garden! If I could pave over all of my grass, I think I would.
Hey there! How've ya been?

I like working in my garden with my roses, hydrangea and veggies.... but I HATE cutting the grass. Wow... I'm starting to sound like a senior citizen! Time to put a rocker on my porch!
Go Away

Bethlehem, PA

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Aug 6, 2009
 
Suze wrote:
I didn't see or hear any storm yesterday and I live a few minutes from there... I knew it was cloudy out.. but nothing happened, no rain, no loud boom, nothing.
What is your point...except the obvious one that you are ignorant !!!
Knowitall

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Aug 6, 2009
 
Go Away wrote:
<quoted text>What is your point...except the obvious one that you are ignorant !!!
Wow you are a d!ck..........
gdd

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Aug 6, 2009
 
Hurry Hurry were are the Democrats. they better ban lightning!
GetOverIt

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Aug 6, 2009
 
gdd wrote:
Hurry Hurry were are the Democrats. they better ban lightning!
Really? You are going to bring up politics when everyone else is talking about lightning and safety? LET IT GO DUDE, THE REPUBLICANS LOST THE ELECTION! This isn't about you or your politics, it's about EVERYONE (regardless of their political party).
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Aug 6, 2009
 
so sorry for this families loss.
Suze

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Aug 6, 2009
 
Go Away wrote:
<quoted text>What is your point...except the obvious one that you are ignorant !!!
Sounds like someone didn't get hugged enough as a child...

My point was that I didn't see or hear a storm and I live close by.. where was this storm???

And how does that make me ignorant? I didn't see a storm, so yes, I must be uneducated and ill-informed.. I see...
JstWondering

Bethlehem, PA

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Aug 6, 2009
 
I didn't know the person who unfortunately lost his life by being struck by lightning.

but;

I'm also "cautious" when the weather is bad, dark and gloomy, never to go outside, especially to cut grass.

Was this guy just plain stup**id?

or;

Did he think he was Superman.

JstWondering??

Folks...

Don't play with Mother Nature..
wow

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#21
Aug 6, 2009
 
Tony you were a GREAT guy :( to bad you had to work at that shyte hole bosch/rexroth.
Yippie

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Aug 6, 2009
 
Suze wrote:
I didn't see or hear any storm yesterday and I live a few minutes from there... I knew it was cloudy out.. but nothing happened, no rain, no loud boom, nothing.
Oh there was a boom, it is SHOCKING that you didn't hear it. And it STRIKES me as odd that he was gardening in a storm.

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