2 roofers hospitalized after lightning strike

Authorities said a crew was working on the roof of a shopping complex at Gresham and Cobb Parkway in Marietta when a storm approached shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday.

A loud lightning strike hit near the crew, immediately taking down one of the workers and injuring a second.

Marietta police confirmed that a 19-year-old was taken off the roof unresponsive and transported to Kennestone Hospital. He is now in stable condition.

Police said a second worker was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

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