Lightning strike thought to have injured 2 FedEx employees - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Lightning strike thought to have injured 2 FedEx employees

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Two FedEx employees are being treated for injuries possibly sustained from a lightning strike.

Memphis Fire Department said two FedEx workers were taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

Investigators believe the employees were working on one of FedEx's airplanes when lightning struck the plane. The workers were not directly hit, but they were injured by the lightning strike.

FedEx issued a statement regarding the incident saying they are investigating what happened.

"We can confirm that two hub employees were hospitalized for examination this afternoon when they reported feeling unwell. The safety and well-being of our team members is of the utmost importance, and we are investigating this incident."

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