2 Dead in Ohio Egg Farm Barn Collapses

In this photo taken from video, an aerial view of collapsed barns at Ohio Fresh Eggs farm in Croton, Ohio is shown. Authorities say high winds reaching 70 mph knocked over three barns Wednesday at Ohio's largest egg farm, killing two workers. (AP Photo/WBNS TV Columbus) MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUT
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Authorities say high winds reaching 70 mph knocked over three barns Wednesday at Ohio's largest egg farm, killing two workers.

The barns, operated by Ohio Fresh Egg LLC, located at 10573 Croton Road, collapsed shortly before 3 p.m., CBS affiliate WBNS reports.

Ohio Department of Agriculture spokesman Bill Schwaderer (SWAH'-duhr) says two construction workers who were laying concrete blocks were killed in one of the barns. Three others escaped with minor injuries. Five construction workers were inside the barn at the time of the storms.

Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp blames the collapses on high winds. The National Weather Service says the area was hit by a line of strong thunderstorms with winds estimated at about 60 to 70 mph.

The barns in Croton are about 25 miles northeast of Columbus.