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
  • Tampa warehouse fire under control after 4 hours
  • Smart meters could slow power restoration in Lakeland
  • 4-year-old dies after finding gun in grandmother's purse
  • Jewelry store offers $300 reward for TECO lineman's lost wedding band
  • Skimming devices found at Ybor City SunTrust Bank ATMs
  • Tampa police search for skimmer suspect
  • Semi carrying pumpkins catches fire, closes southbound I-75
  • Stolen daycare van crashes into gas station
  • FOUND: Missing Bradenton children found safe in Alabama