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BWI Reopens After Lightning Strike Sends FAA Employee to Shock Trauma

Officials at BWI Airport say all flights have resumed after a lightning strike sent an FAA employee to shock trauma and caused power outages.
WHAG NEWS- Updates out of Baltimore, where officials at BWI Airport say all flights have resumed after a lightning strike sent an FAA employee to shock trauma and caused an outage in the air traffic control tower. 

NBC Washington is reporting an FAA employee was struck when lightning hit a piece of equipment the worker was trying to shut off. They're reporting the worker was flipping a switch to the engine generator at BWI as part of severe weather precautions around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

NBC Washington reports the generator was hit by lightning, in turn striking the worker, who's been taken to a nearby shock trauma center. The extent of the worker's injuries are unknown at this time. 

Flights headed to BWI were diverted to Dulles International and other airports for several hours.






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