Two injured after lightning strike at Kennecott

Posted at 2:17 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 16:24:46-04

COPPERTON, Utah — Two employees at Kennecott Utah Copper were taken to hospitals in good condition Wednesday after lightning struck a power pole near the men.

Unified PD first tweeted about the strike just before 2 p.m., and the incident occurred near 8352 West and 10200 South.

The two men, ages 35 and 50, were taken to a hospital in good condition.

Officials with Kennecott at the scene said the two men were operating a cherry picker type machine when a nearby power pole was struck by lightning. Kenncecott said the two employees were on their way to seek shelter from the weather when the lightning strike occurred.

Fox 13 News has a crew at the scene, and we will update this story as more details emerge.