Roofer Suffers Severe Burns After Falling Into Tar Kettle

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A man is in an induced coma after falling into hot tar.

Danny Madden, 66, received third-degree burns over 65 percent of his body after he fell off of a roof and into a kettle of hot roofer tar, earlier this month.

Madden and his son are roofers with decades of experience, KSDK-TV reports. Aaron Madden says they were on a job in early August in University City. Danny Madden was on the roof and lost his balance, falling into the kettle of tar.

Aaron Madden and a friend quickly pulled Danny Madden out of the tar, which was nearly 600 degrees.

The family has a GoFundMe page to pay medical expenses. More than $5,000 has been raised as of Wednesday. Relatives say Madden will be hospitalized for months.

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