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20-year-old woman dies after Wellington lightning strike last month

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Posted at 5:22 AM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 05:36:15-04

WELLINGTON, Fla. — The Palm Beach County County Sheriff's Office said a 20-year-old woman has died from her injuries after she was struck by lightning in Wellington last month.

The woman, identified as Romelia Ramirez, was part of a roofing crew that was working at the Shaker Wood development located at Shakerwood Lane on July 30.

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Capt. Albert Borroto said the workers were on a roof in the community when a storm blew through.

Five other workers were injured by the lightning strike. The other victims were expect to be OK.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera said in a Sunday news release that Ramirez died of her injuries Friday.

The roofers are employed by Greenwise Construction and Roofing based in Plantation, Florida. OSHA is investigating the incident.

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