Lightning Strike (cont.)
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Author: Timothy Price, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Louisville.
Editor: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD
Last Editorial Review: 8/8/2012
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Over the last century, records for environmental injuries and mortality indicate that lightning has consistently been one of the top 3 environment-related causes of death and the second most common storm-related cause of death, exceeded only by flash floods.