Man struck by lightning returns to work on Thursday

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HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — The man struck by lightning is the general manager of the Staples in Hoover.

His name is D.A. Slinkard. He was helping a customer to a car in the parking lot and holding an umbrella over the customer’s head when he was struck by lightning.

He was treated at UAB hospital and returned to work Thursday.

He says he is feeling fine aside from soreness in his arm and shoulder.

His co-workers celebrated his return by giving him a cookie cake with a picture of a man being struck by lightning drawn in colored icing.

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