Crane operator struck by lightening

A woman operating a crane at the Port of Brisbane in Australia, was struck by lightning during a violent thunderstorm yesterday.

She apparently showed no signs of physical injury but was taken to hospital where she was later reported to be in a stable condition.


A few questions - Type of Crane, how much warning, was there forecast for lightning in the area?

What are the working-in-wind speeds for the port crane in question (lightning coming from a storm, doubt it wasn't windy), what are the procedures in place regarding the checking of weather - which would affect ships as well as cranes when it causes choppy waters, so its not like port management dont have an interest already.

Jan 23, 2020
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