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Golf Course Settles OSHA Fine Over Lightning Strike

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Lightning (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) _ The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe has paid an $11,600 fine and made safety changes at its Lake of Isles golf course after a lightning strike in June injured 15 workers.

The workers were hurt when lightning hit near a wooden restroom building where they were taking shelter from the June 25 storm. None of the injuries was serious.

Archie Cart, the course’s general manager, tells the Day of New London the tribe and manager Troon Golf agreed to a settlement with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Aug. 30.

He says the safety changes include the installation of lightning-tracker software that will enable management to know when lightning is within 30 miles and get people off the course and into the main clubhouse.

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Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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