A construction worker got hit in the head by a lightning bolt Monday night at Twin Cities International, and survived.

In fact, he's not even in the hospital.


According to police reports, the man was setting out orange cones around 10:20 Monday night, for a construction project at the airport.

Two other workers were with him.

Lightning from a passing storm hit the man in the head, then passed on to his co-workers, who both got jolted in the hands and arms.

"Like an electric fence," one of them told police.

The man who was hit in the head fell unconscious, but woke up shortly afterward, asking what happened.

He was treated for minor injuries and released.

The three workers from Schafer Contracting were working just north of Concourse E when the lightning hit.

The three were working on a project to re-pave runway P at the airport.

Work was halted after the lightning strike and because of the intense rain. This crew had just arrived to work at 10 p.m. when the incident happened.

The thunderstorms which blew through the Twin Cities Monday night dropped anywhere from a quarter of an inch to more than an inch of rain.