PGA tourney worker injured by lightning

June 28, 2009 at 1:05 PM
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CROMWELL, Conn., June 28 (UPI) -- A worker at the Traveler's Championship PGA tournament in Connecticut had a close call when lightning struck his truck, firefighters said.

The Hartford (Conn.) Courant reported Sunday the victim was said to be conscious when loaded into an ambulance at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell Saturday night and taken to Middlesex Hospital.

The man was an employee of a trash hauling company and, tournament officials said, was putting his key in the door of his truck parked behind a hospitality tent when the vehicle was struck.

No one else was hurt and the tournament's third round had already ended when the storm moved in.

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