Roofer suffers severe burns after falling into tar kettle

3 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Wednesday, August 17 2016 Aug 17, 2016 Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:52:34 AM CDT August 17, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis-area man is in an induced coma after falling into hot tar.

The accident happened earlier this month, leaving 66-year-old Danny Madden with third-degree burns over 65 percent of his body.

KSDK-TV reports that Madden and his son are roofers with decades of experience. 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 a kettle of hot roofer tar.

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

The family has begun 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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