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Data Source:  NOAA Hazard Statistics

U.S. Annual Total 1940-2014
Number of Lightning Caused Injuries

Year
Lightning
injuries
Year
Lightning
injuries
2015
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1977
291
2014
154
1976
219
2013
145
1975
399
2012
139
1974
173
2011
187
1973
228
2010
182
1972
203
2009
201
1971
254
2008
216
1970
259
2007
138
1969
173
2006
246
1968
370
2005
309
1967
145
2004
280
1966
183
2003
236
1965
217
2002
256
1964
239
2001
371
1963
209
2000
364
1962
242
1999
243
1961
256
1998
283
1960
202
1997
306
1959
325
1996
309
1958
104
1995
510
1957
180
1994
577
1956
149
1993
295
1955
181
1992
292
1954
220
1991
432
1953
145
1990
252
1952
212
1989
322
1951
248
1988
311
1950
219
1987
364
1949
249
1986
271
1948
256
1985
248
1947
338
1984
253
1946
231
1983
337
1945
268
1982
174
1944
419
1981
291
1943
432
1980
275
1942
372
1979
254
1941
388
1978
301
1940
340
Year
Lightning
injuries
Year
Lightning
injuries

 

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