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Roof collapse kills insurance lawyer

LANCASTER, Ohio – Authorities say a central Ohio insurance lawyer was killed when he fell through the roof of a storm-damaged building he was inspecting.

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office said 44-year-old Michael Anthony Sway died on Thursday when the roof of the building near Lancaster gave way and he fell about 22 feet to the floor below.

The sheriff’s office said Sway, who lived in the Columbus suburb of Dublin, was on the roof with another lawyer inspecting the pole barn in Greenfield Township.

Sway was inspecting the building as part of his work on a disputed insurance claim. He died at the scene.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation are investigating the accident.