Edvin Cinto Wiki – Edvin Cinto Biography
Edvin Cinto, 24, a Florida roofer was killed by a lightning bolt while on the job in front of his coworkers, and one of his socks was discovered melted to his foot.
Edvin Cinto was working on a roof on Sterling Point Drive in Deltona on Monday when he was hit by the bolt, according to WKMG. Following the terrifying episode, witnesses dialed 911. “Someone has fallen from the roof and I think he’s unconscious,” one caller told the site. “They’re saying he was struck by lightning.” “They’re saying he’s not breathing, but he has a pulse, I guess,” added another.
Cinto smelled like burned hair and had one sock melted to his foot when first responders arrived, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Cinto had already died, according to one of the other workers, when they arrived at the hospital to visit him. “He was a fine guy, dedicated to his job, and just a good boy,” Cinto’s cousin Cesario Cinto said, according to WKMG. “Everyone should stop working because it’s dangerous to work when there’s lightning.”
Edvin Cinto was 24 years old.
Edvin Cinto Death: Florida man (24) killed by lightning strike
It was not raining at the time of the deadly occurrence, according to the victim’s coworker. Cinto’s relatives say they are raising funds to return his body to Guatemala for burial. As part of the inquiry, officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration arrived on the scene Tuesday afternoon.
Terrible things happen to good people, so don’t take any chances with your life or your family,” Volusia County Emergency Services Director Jim Judge advised. “You just never know where it’s going to strike,” he told Fox 35, adding that lightning can strike up to 15 miles ahead of a storm, so a bolt doesn’t have to strike while it’s raining.