Florida airport worker survives lightning strike

The moment a lightning strike at Southwest Florida International Airport hits a ground worker was caught on camera

A worker at Southwest Florida International Airport was hospitalized last month after an airplane was struck by lightning while taxiing away from a gate.

Another video released by Southwest Florida International Airport showed Austin Dunn, 21, as he walked under the nose of the plane and got thrown backward from the jolt. He was sent to the hospital with third-degree burns all over his body and a bleeding in his brain. Florida not only leads the nation in lightning strikes (20.8 strikes per square mile), we also lead in lightning strike-related deaths, with more than double as many as the next highest state (Texas).

Airport officials said lightning warning systems were activated at the time Dunn was hit. The footage shows at least three workers were out on the tarmac during a lightning storm backing up a Sun Country plane for take off.

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His family recognized how lucky Dunn is to be alive after the fleeting but devastating event. "It was a relief but it was definitely the scariest thing, you don't expect it. you don't expect it", his sister Autumn Dunn said, according to NBC2.

One man directs the plane while another operates the runway vehicle.

As seen in the shocking clip, co-workers ran to Austin's aid as soon as they saw him collapse. Dunn is employed by Navstar, a company contracted by Sun Country Airlines.


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