Teen hit by lightning while on his computer

Dec 25, 2005
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sounds to me like the house isn't grounded properly.
 

MrAbovePar

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Mar 14, 2005
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Probably. You'd be amazed at all the electricians who don't realize the importance of proper grounding.

A house's electrical system has an inductive capacitance. When it gets hit by lightning that surge wants to trickle out to somewhere but the lack of strong grounding causes that surge to bleed across more objects and do more damage.