A concrete worker died after being struck by lightning while working on the roof of the tallest building in Atlantic City Thursday afternoon.
Three concrete workers subcontracted to work on the site were struck by lightning at the construction site of the new Revel Casino building, according to Revel Entertainment.
The lightning bolt hit a basket used to carry concrete, which was next to them, just before 4 p.m., authorities said.
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Atlantic City Fire Department confirmed the injuries via lightning and said that one of the workers was initially in very serious condition. He was unresponsive the entire time rescuers performed CPR as he was lowered to the ground.
Authorities declared the man dead at about 5:45 p.m.
“It’s a shame,” Kevin Malinowski, an electrician from Turnersville, N.J., told NBC Philadelphia’s Ted Greenberg. Malinowski was working on the fifth floor of the site when he saw buckets of water coming down through parts of the roof during the storm.
A second worker suffered minor injuries and it's unclear the condition of the third man. They were all taken to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.
"Revel Entertainment extends its deepest condolences to the injured men and their families," the company said in a statement.
At 750 feet, the Revel Casino is the second tallest building in the state of New Jersey.