Maine plumber zapped by lightning
August 7, 2007
Kittery, Maine-A plumber working in
the basement of a new home at 4 Pettigrew Road was zapped by lightning
Monday afternoon when the house was hit.
Scott Palmer of York was taken to York Hospital, where he was checked
and later released, according to Kittery Police Sgt. Ron Michaud.
Palmer, 25, said his right arm looked
"like a little Christmas tree" after he was struck by
lightning. The plumber said he was standing in the basement of the
new home under construction, when lightning struck the roof, flashed
into the basement, into his right bicep and out his right foot.
"There was a lightning strike on a new structure on a modular
home that they're setting, " said Michaud. "There was
damage to part of the structure and the window."
Co-workers had already taken Palmer
to the hospital before emergency crews arrived.