Man Dies After Fall From Fairfield County Industrial Building

By
Gabe Ross

Dateline
Updated Fri, May 24, 2013 8:21 am

A man is dead after falling through the roof of an industrial building in Fairfield County.

The call came in just after 11 a.m Thursday.

Detective Sergeant Kirk Kern of the Fairfield County Sheriff's office said Michael Sway, 44, of Dublin fell 23 feet onto a concrete floor.  The two men had climbed a ladder to survey storm damage to the building located at 3010 Columbus-Lancaster Road in Lancaster.

Kern said an engineer who accompanied Sway did not fall and was not injured.  Sway was pronounced dead of blunt force head trauma at the scene.

The Accident remains under investigation by The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation and the Occupational Safety Hazard Administration.  Kern said the Sheriff's Office has ruled the death an accident.

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