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Lightning and electrical injuries 

Lightning and electrical injuries

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Lightning and electrical injuries
Author(s):

Chris Andrews

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.090507

May 30, 2013: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 27 June 2017

Lightning strikes are rare accidents but carry a 10% case fatality, killing 0.1 to 0.3 per million population each year. During thunderstorms, the risk is increased by sheltering under trees or by being on open water, on tractors, or in open fields or golf courses....

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