Lightning Safety Outdoors -
Each year, about 400 children and adults in the U.S. are struck by lightning while
working outside, at sports events, on the beach, mountain climbing, mowing the
lawn or during other outdoor activities. About 67 people are killed and several
hundred more are left to cope with permanent disabilities. Many of these tragedies
can be avoided. Finishing the game, getting a tan, or completing a work shift
aren't worth death or crippling injury.