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U.S. Lightning Deaths in 2017: 2

No.

Date

Day

ST

City

Age

Sex

Location

Activity

Victim

1 5/7 Sun CO Douglas County 37 F Open Field Near Tree Riding Horse Laura Miller
2 5/17 Wed FL Jensen Beach 46 M Near pool area Construction Guadalupe Salinas

Lightning Fatalities 2017 by State

2017 Lightning Fatality Demographics

State
Gender
Age*
Day Of Week*
By Month
CO 1 M 1 (50%) 0-9 0 (0%) Sun 1 (50%)   2017 16 15 14 13 12 11 10
09
08
07
10 Yr Avg
FL 1 F 1 (50%) 10-19 0 (0%) Mon 0 (0%) Jan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
1
0
0
      20-29 0 (0%) Tue 0 (0%) Feb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
1
0
0
      30-39 1 (50%) Wed 1 (50%) Mar 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
1
0
1
1
      40-49 1 (50%) Thu 0 (0%) Apr 0 3 2 0 1 2 0 0
1
0
1
1
      50-59 0 (0%) Fri 0 (0%) May 2** 0 4 5 5 0 1 4
2
2
5
3
      60-69 0 (0%) Sat 0 (0%) Jun   4 11 3 2 3 5 7
12
9
12
7
      70-79 0 (0%)     Jul   12 5 9 6 13 9 11
10
14
10
10
      80-89 0 (0%)     Aug   13 4 5 4 6 6 4
3
0
9
5
              Sep   3 1 3 5 2 4 2
4
1
5
3
              Oct   0   1   1 1 1
1
0
2
1
              Nov   0   0     0 0
0
0
0
0
              Dec   1         0 0 0
0
0
0
              Year 2** 38 27 26 23 28 26 29
34
28
45
30*
*Due to rounding, percentages may not add up to 100 percent. ** Known Fatalities to date
Note: Monthly averages are based on a 10-year average from 2007 to 2016. Due to rounding, the sum of the monthly averages may not equal the yearly average.

Male_Female fatalties pictogram. See table above for list.

Fatality statistics for past years