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Man has medical emergency after lightning strike in Laurel
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LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- A male construction worker suffered a medical emergency after a lightning strike in Laurel, Md. Thursday afternoon, according to the Prince George's County Fire Department.

The lightning strike was not a direct hit and happened near the construction worker, who is in good condition and has been taken to Prince George's Center hospital.

According to fire officials, the lightning strike happened at Muirkirk Road and Odell Road. The man, who is in his 50's. is part of the construction crew at the intersection.

A witness told WUSA9 the man was stunned and knocked down after the lightning strike, but conscious and alert.

The lightning strike happened at around 2:45 p.m.

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