The man's condition was not available after he was struck at the Marriott Marquis, located on Peachtree Center Avenue, according to the Atlanta Fire Department. But his employer told Channel 2 Action News the man should survive. The man, whose name was not released, was transported by ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital.
Storms moving through metro Atlanta brought heavy rain, winds and lightning, believed to have sparked at least two house fires in Cobb County. Homes in Kennesaw and Powder Springs were hit about two hours apart Thursday afternoon. Gwinnett County firefighters also battled two house fires in Lawrenceville, officials said. No injuries were reported.