Spectacular Lightning Strike Startles UK Construction Crew

A construction worker near Penzance in Cornwall, England, captured the moment on July 19 when a nearby bolt of lightning struck scaffolding with a spectacular effect.

In the video, recorded by Zak Harries, thunder can be heard in the distance for a few seconds before lightning fills the sky.

Exclamations of disbelief and swearing from the workmen ensued when it turned out that the lightning had struck a nearby scaffolding.

Harries told Cornwall Live that there had been thunder and lightning for around 45 minutes when he caught the event on camera. Credit: Zak Harries via Storyful

Video transcript

[THUNDER CRASHING]

- [INAUDIBLE] hit the scaffold.

[THUNDER CRASHING]

[INAUDIBLE] hit the scaffold.

[THUNDER CRASHING]

[INAUDIBLE] hit the scaffold.

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