Lightning Strike Survivor: It's Tragic

Dennis Lamond is reeling one day after he, Joseph Forcinito and Bryan Bradley were struck by lightning at the Revel Casino site in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Bradley died.

"It's tragic, it was a bad situation," Lamond said, grieving for his co-worker. "He was always talking about his family."

Bradley was a husband and a father from Lindwood, N.J.

"He was a good-hearted guy and always helped everybody and I wish there was more we could have done for him up there. Everybody tried their hardest."

Lamond was not seriously hurt. Forcinito suffered non-life threatening burns. The three workers were on the unfinished casino's seventh floor roof when a bolt the lightning hit a bucket used to carry concrete that was next to them.

As construction workers grieved and had a moment of silence on Friday, OSHA sent an inspector to the site to investigate the accident. Some workers don't understand why the victims were still on the job during Thursday afternoon's severe thunderstorm.

"It should have been stopped," said Electrical Union worker Al Barker. "There's no way it should have continued on. From the first sign, they should have just stopped the job."

A spokesman for Tishman Construction, the general contractor on the project, would not comment on the circumstances surrounding the incident, but did say the company is deeply saddened and is providing grief counseling to workers.

OSHA has six months to complete its investigation.

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