Weather Tidbits: Lightning Fatalities

Water-based activities specifically fishing & being at the beach are the two ranked with most fatalities. The 3rd highest water activity which is ranked 6th overall is boating. The highest lightning fatalities that is not water-based, happened while camping at third; while the highest working-based activity was farming, which is ranked fourth. The most lightning prone sport is soccer which is 11th on the list; followed by golf. Other activities that produced fatalities within the top 10 involve more work-based ones such as construction & roofing and just routine like walking to & from home. Overall, fatalities have been men in a 5 to 1 ratio compared to women; with most happening during the summer, on weekends and with people in their 20s.

 

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