Injury From Lightning
Injury from lightning
is covered if caused by a risk created or increased by employment.
Lightning is more likely to strike in high places such as roofs and
scaffolds. The risk of injury by lightning also increases with the
existence of metal or electrical wiring. When job duties present such
risks, subsequent injury by lightning is within the scope of
employment. Additionally, an employee injured as a result of taking
shelter in a reasonable manner to avoid injury by lightning remains
within the scope of employment when he does so.