Man dies after being struck by lightning in Windham area
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, August 17, 2012 10:36AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, August 17, 2012 12:39PM EDT
DELHI, Ont. -- A 48-year-old man has died in hospital after being struck by lightning on a Windham-area farm.
Ezequiel Cervantes-Nava, who was from Mexico, had been working in the field of a ginseng farm when he was hit by a lightning bolt on Wednesday.
A police investigation determined he was walking from the field to a vehicle when he was hit.
Provincial police say he was pronounced dead after being transferred from a Tillsonburg hospital to the University Hospital in London.
The ministry of labour is investigating the incident.
Farm workers stand near the area where a man was struck by lightning in Norfolk County, Ont. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.
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