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A 7th injury mechanism for lightning?

Lightning. Nature's way of showing electric current, potential, and resistance. The average cloud to ground strike is 3 miles long, and carries 30,000 amps of current. The fact that people can be struck and live is amazing.
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What? I can’t hear you!

Lightning strikes cause an average of 53 deaths per year in the US, killing about 10% of those who are struck. Strikes are well known to cause audiovestibular sequelae. The first reported case of deafness after lightning was in 1879,…

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Lightning Injuries

An expert panel from last year's Wilderness Medical Society Annual Meeting have produced Guidelines for the Treatment and Prevention of Lightning Injuries