A man has died after he was struck and killed by lightning while at work in the Northern Territory.
The 34-year-old was picking mangoes in Berry Springs, south of Darwin, last Tuesday when the bolt hit a nearby tree.
Camera IconThe mango industry is big business in the NT, but has been hampered by a lack of seasonal workers. Credit: News Corp Australia
An NT WorkSafe spokesman said three workers were injured after the lightning arced towards the trailer they were working in.
The 34-year-old was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital in a critical condition.
He remained in intensive care until Saturday, when he died as a result of his injuries.
Camera IconThe man was working on a farm in Berry Springs when the incident occurred. Floss Adams. Credit: Supplied
The man and his two colleagues were foreign nationals who had come to Australia as seasonal workers.
It’s understood they were all from East Timor.
The NT’s consul-general for the country has been contacted for comment.
NT WorkSafe are continuing to investigate, while NT Police will prepare a report for the coroner.Internet Explorer Channel Network