COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – One person was hospitalized Thursday after being struck by lightning in Colleton County.

According to the Colleton County Emergency Management Coordinator, the person was working at a construction site on White Hall Road when the incident happened around 1:30 p.m.

Officials said that the man was working near a piece of metal when lightning struck nearby, hitting the metal and transferring the strike to the victim.

The man was taken by ambulance to MUSC in stable condition.

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