Roofer killed by lightning had sock melted to foot and smelt like burnt hair

A roofer has been killed by lightning leaving behind a grisly reminder of what killed him.

Edvin Cinto, 24, had been on top of a building for work when he was zapped by the bolt which left his sock melded to his flesh.

He had been working in Sterling Point Drive in Deltona, Florida, US, on Monday and, following the incident, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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According toFox 35, Volusia County Sheriff’s Offices said that following the strike he smelled like burned hair and one of his socks was melted onto his foot.

There are now plans in place to repatriate his body to his family in Guatemala,WKMGreported.

His cousin, Cesario Cinto, said: “He was a fine guy, dedicated to his job and just a good boy.

“I hope this never happens [to anyone else]".

A 911 call was received by emergency services shortly after the horror moment, with a dispatcher hearing: “Someone has fallen from the roof and I think he’s unconscious.

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“They’re saying he was struck by lightning.”

A second call also placed said: “They’re saying he’s not breathing, but he has a pulse, I guess.”

On Tuesday (May 23), The Occupational Safety and Health Administration – which looks into workplace accidents – was spotted at the sight.

Jim Judge, Volusia County Emergency Services Director, said: "Terrible things do happen to good people, so don’t take any chances with your life or your family.”

He added: "You just never know where it’s going to strike."

Colleagues said it was not raining at the time he was hit.

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