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Creation Museum Worker Struck By Lightning In Kentucky

A man working the zip line attraction at Kentucky’s Creation Museum was struck by lightning on Wednesday and taken to a local hospital.

The lightning strike victim, whose name has not yet been released, told authorities he was in the process of clearing the zip line because of a storm when he said he was suddenly shocked, according to WCPO. The man, who is in his 20s, was reported to be conscious and complaining of tingling fingers when he was taken to a local hospital.

Fox 19 reports that museum officials say the workers injuries are not believed to be serious.

"This one just came quickly," said Mike Zovath, cofounder and vice president of the museum. "We were in the process of responding to the bad weather, but it just got here a lot faster than we were able to respond."

The man is now safely home and is expected to be alright, repoted NBC News.

As people enjoy the zip lines, which reopened later in the day, officials at the Creation Museum are thanking a higher power that nothing worse happened.

"We are fortunate that there wasn't any serious injury and we always praise the Lord that He's watching over everybody here," Zovath said.

Museum officials said they are confident in their safety procedures, but they plan to review protocol with all employees.

Sources: WCPO, Fox 19, NBC News


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