FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Four people were reportedly injured, due to a lightning strike, Thursday around 3 p.m. at a gas drilling site in Faulkner County.
Christina Fowler with Southwestern Energy said six individuals were working on a workover rig when the injuries occurred; Fowler said the injured are employed by third-party vendors and are not Southwestern Energy employees.
The workers were reportedly in a room near the rig when a lightning bolt struck the building.
Lori Ross with Conway Regional Medical Center said two of the injured were transported to that facility for treatment, while two others are being taken to Little Rock for treatment. Ross said two others who are considered "walking wounded" admitted themselves into the Conway Regional Medical Center for treatment, and Fowler told THV11 that they have since been treated and released.