Here is how to protect yourself from lightning when working outdoors during stormy weather:
Stay away from bodies of water. Do not use any plug-in power tools or machines. Do not stand by metal objects, pipes, light poles, door frames, metal fences or communication towers. Find shelter other than a tall tree. If you have no choice but to remain in the open, crouch with your feet together so that you are aren’t touching much of the ground and as small an object as possible. Avoid areas that are higher than the surrounding landscape.
DO NOT LIE FLAT ON THE GROUND!
REMEMBER IF YOU HEAR THUNDER, YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.