Lightning Risk

‘Lightning – The Underrated Killer’ is the title of a recent risk control bulletin from Willis. According to its findings, an estimated 25 million lightning flashes occur each year in the U.S. and over the past 30 years, lightning killed an average of 62 people annually, tying the average of 62 deaths per year caused by tornadoes. Yet because lightning usually claims only one or two victims at a time and does not cause mass destruction of property, it is underrated as a risk. While documented lightning injuries in the U.S. average about 300 per year, undocumented injuries are likely much higher, Willis notes. Check out further I.I.I. facts and stats on lightning.  

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