Farm worker killed by lightning strike at Falkner Farms

- Three farmhands at Falkner Farms were struck by lightning Monday, and one of them was pronounced dead shortly after. 

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office said it happened around 5 p.m. at Falkner Farms, located at 35100 State Route 64. 

Deputies said the three were loading a truck when a storm developed and lightning hit them. They were taken to the hospital, where one of them, a 47-year-old, died. The name of the victim will be be released after family is notified.

The other two were treated and released.  

 

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Farm worker killed by lightning strike at Falkner Farms
  • Mom: Convicted quadruple-murderer was bullied, abused
  • Polk's Irma debris cleanup work may last until January
  • TECO faces fines for accident
  • Stolen car chase ends with crash on Interstate 4
  • A ‘Kind Mouse' with a big heart
  • Local Coast Guard crew intercepts one ton of cocaine
  • Seminole Heights reward grows to $110,000
  • Shooting investigated in Hernando County
  • St. Pete Council passes historic preservation ordinance