Nine farm workers were struck by lightning Thursday afternoon at the former Grant Family Farms site in the Fort Collins, Colo., area, a fire official said.
Of those injured, two are in critical condition and four are in serious condition. Three workers were able to leave in personal vehicles. Wellington Fire Protection District Chief Gary Green said the workers were in the field during a "crazy lightning storm."
Two of the patients were semi-conscious, he said. They were unable to communicate and respond to questions, and showed general muscle weakness and inability to move their arms and legs. Green said they were breathing and had pulses.
First published July 18 2013, 5:42 PM