POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a roofer who was struck by lightning while working at a South Florida car dealership last week has died.
The Broward Sheriff's Office reports that 55-year-old Robert Elliott died Sunday at a Miami hospital.
On Thursday, he and a co-worker had been working on the roof of the Joey Accardi car dealership in Pompano Beach. Witnesses say a thunder storm approached and lightning appeared to strike Elliot. The co-worker sustained minor injuries.
Both victims were initially taken to a nearby hospital, but Elliot was then transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death accidental.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified of the incident.