FIFO miners struck by lightning

Two fly-in fly-out workers have been hit in a lightning strike in the Pilbara.

The two men were working on the Solomon rail line when lightning struck one, a 24-year-old man, and knocked the other off his feet, on Sunday.

The workers were employed by McConnell Dowell, reports the ABC.

Both went to South Hedland Health Campus. The 24-year-old, a Queenslander, suffered burns to five per cent of his body and is in a stable condition.

McConnell Dowell said the two injured men were part of a five-man crew and were about to leave the work site after witnessing lightning in the area.

The West Australian reports that WorkSafe is expected to investigate the incident.
 

Image: ABC

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