Three construction workers were struck by lightning at the Revel Casino Construction site Thursday, killing one and injuring the others.
The strike came at about 3:30pm during an intense electrical storm that rolled quickly through the area.
Atlantic City fire officials told The Associated Press that the critically injured worker had been in "bad shape" when rescuers reached him.
The rescuers performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the worker while taking him down from an upper floor of the construction site.
“They were up there pouring concrete when the bucket lift they were using got hit by lightning,”A.C. Fire Cheif Dennis Brooks told the AP. “One guy got a glancing hit, and he sustained a minor injury. Another guy got the full brunt of it. We did CPR all the way down to him and on the way to the hospital.”
Officials with Revel Entertainment LLC confirmed the worker’s death in a statement Thursday, adding it extended its “deepest condolences to the injured men and their families.”
The third injured worker declined medical treatment at the scene, the company said.
The identities of the workers has not been released.
Go here for the full Associated Press report.
The firm's CEO, Neil Moffit, recently told the 'NY Post' that "this casino could easily be in the upper echelons of Vegas."