Roofer Struck by Lightning Dies

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014  |  Updated 10:15 PM EDT
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Roofer Struck by Lightning Dies

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Two men were injured after they were struck by lighting while working on the roof of a Pompano Beach car dealership Thursday morning, officials said. The men were working at the Joey Accardi Jeep dealership at 909 S. Federal Highway when the lighting strike happened.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said one of the men who was hit by lightning while working on the roof of a Pompano Beach car dealership last Thursday died Monday. 

BSO reported Robert Elliott, 55, died Sunday at a Miami hospital. Witnesses said a thunderstorm approached last Thursday and the fatal lightning bolt appeared to hit Elliott directly. His co-worker suffered minor injuries.

The men were working at the Joey Accardi Jeep dealership at 909 S. Federal Highway when the lighting strike happened.

Both men were originally taken to Broward County hospitals, but Elliott was later transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The death was ruled accidental.

The death was reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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