The Effects of Lightning Strike​

The Effects of Lightning Strike​

The risk of a lightning striking against a structure depends on several factors: its height, the number of lightning strikes that fall in the area, if it is surrounded by higher elements or if it is isolated, etc.
If the structure doesn’t have a lightning rod, lightning will normally strike the highest point of the building and look for a way to earth in an uncontrolled way; through antennas, concrete structure, pipes or cables. This current flow can cause breakages, sparks and damage to people and equipment inside. In these cases, the hazard increases when the structure contains toxic, flammable or explosive products, and it can cause serious injuries to people and even death due to the step voltage.