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U.S. Lightning Deaths in 2017: 7

No.

Date

Day

ST

City

Age

Sex

Location

Activity

Victim

1 5/7 Sun CO Douglas County 37 F Open Field Near Tree Riding Horse Laura Miller
2 5/17 Wed FL Jensen Beach 46 M Near pool area Construction Guadalupe Salinas
3 6/27 Tue FL Pembroke Pines 34 M Construction site Construction Edwin Ramos Jarquin Armas
4 6/29 Thu FL Ft. Myers 0 M Outside home Mother walking Owen Davidson
5 7/3 Mon TX Midland 43 M Outside home Sitting on wall David Ortiz
6 7/10 Mon FL Baker 35 M Under tree Camping Jeremy Harper
7 7/18 Tue NC Sanford 40s M Sheltering under tree Walking to store David Everette

Lightning Fatalities 2017 by State

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2017 Lightning Fatality Demographics

State
Gender
Age*
Day Of Week*
By Month
CO 1 F 1 (14%) 0-9 1 (14%) Sun 1 (14%)   2017 16 15 14 13 12 11 10
09
08
07
10 Yr Avg
FL 4 M 6 (85%) 10-19 0 (0%) Mon 2 (29%) Jan
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
NC 1   20-29 0 (0%) Tue 2 (29%) Feb
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
TX 1   30-39 3 (43%) Wed 1 (14%) Mar
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
1
      40-49 3 (43%) Thu 1 (14%) Apr
0
3
2
0
1
2
0
0
1
0
1
1
      50-59 0 (0%) Fri 0 (0%) May
2
1
4
5
5
0
1
4
2
2
5
3
      60-69 0 (0%) Sat 0 (0%) Jun
1
4
11
3
2
3
5
7
12
9
12
7
      70-79 0 (0%)     Jul
4
12
5
9
6
13
9
11
10
14
10
10
      80-89 0 (0%)     Aug
 
13
4
5
4
6
6
4
3
0
9
5
              Sep
 
3
1
3
5
2
4
2
4
1
5
3
              Oct
 
0
 
1
 
1
1
1
1
0
2
1
             Nov
 
0
 
0
 
 
0
0
0
0
0
0
              Dec
 
1
 
 
 
 
0
0
0
0
0
0
              Year 7**
39
27
26
23
28
26
29
34
28
45
31*
*Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100 percent. ** Known Fatalities to date
Note: Monthly averages are based on a 10-year average from 2007 to 2016. Due to rounding, the sum of the monthly averages may not equal the yearly average.

Male_Female fatalties pictogram. See table above for list.

Fatality statistics for past years