Postal worker killed by lightning

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bigbrownhen, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=204302&provider=top

    This is so tragic. My prayers to her family.

    I happend to read this story before work this morning. Then this afternoon, a fast moving thunderstorm moved through with alot of lightning. Needless to say, I stayed in my truck until the worst of the storm was over, it just took a few minutes.

    This could happen to anyone. You just never know.
     
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    We had a guy who's truck got struck by lightning it fried the electrical but he was ok.
     
  3. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    My condolences . I was struck by lightning on 6/20/1995, very lucky to have lived. Better safe than sorry and stay inside the truck, ride it out.
     
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt I've got a rainbow butt! Staff Member

    Glad you made it sleeve.

    Anything different after getting struck?
     
  5. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Thanks. I don't know about major effects, but I've never gotten over it fully. I was lifted off the ground and thrown 6 feet backwards into a wall. No real recollection except when I watch certain youtube videos, the snapping sound is all I remember, and the sound and feel of the air exploding away from you instead of towards you like would normally happen. I'm not sure if it caused any perm disability b eyond PSTD and other stress stuff.
     
  6. I've always heard your personality is electrifying!!!
     
  7. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    I actually think its not such a bad way to go, quick and painless. You would never know what hit you. And yes, I find it disturbing that I think like this, LOL!
     
  8. stevetheupsguy

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    Is this you?

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  9. Sleeve, I've heard you really know how to light up a room.