Electrical currents from lightning strikes maintain a shorter duration than industrial shocks

Electrical currents from lightning strikes maintain a shorter duration than industrial shocks, averaging a few milliseconds per strike, but they can travel up to 10 miles horizontally. When a human gets exposed to a lightning strike, an external flashover occurs where the electrical current passes over the surface of the body. This can result in burns, mostly in the upper and lower body, specifically the head, shoulders and neck. Injury can also occur by making the victim fall or by throwing him through the air. Immediate death from a lightning strike is usually attributed to cardiac or cardiopulmonary arrest.Electrical currents from lightning strikes maintain a shorter duration than industrial shocks, averaging a few milliseconds per strike, but they can travel up to 10 miles horizontally. When a human gets exposed to a lightning strike, an external flashover occurs where the electrical current passes over the surface of the body. This can result in burns, mostly in the upper and lower body, specifically the head, shoulders and neck. Injury can also occur by making the victim fall or by throwing him through the air. Immediate death from a lightning strike is usually attributed to cardiac or cardiopulmonary arrest.