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Man injured in Fontana when lightning strikes a construction crane he was touching

A man at a Fontana construction site was treated at a hospital Friday morning after lighting struck a crane he was touching.

The unidentified man was injured at 9:42 a.m. at Sierra Avenue and Valley Boulevard, near Kaiser Medical Center, said Regional Dispatch Supervisor Donna Mueller.

Paramedics found him conscious and breathing, and he was able to stand, Mueller said.

Southern California has been experiencing scattered thunder and lightning the last few days, including several lightning strikes Friday morning in the Fullerton area.

The National Weather Service has forecast scattered thunderstorms through Saturday.

-- Richard Winton

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