• Man hurt in Baldwin roof collapse; Snow, ice to blame

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    BALDWIN, Pa. - Snow and ice are being blamed on a roof collapse in Baldwin that injured a man.

    Officials said William Trosene Jr., 60, was inside his Curry Road home when the roof collapsed.

    Crews removed a wall to rescue the man.

    Police said the man who lived in the home had been staying there for a few weeks. He told officers that he was living out of one room with no utilities.

    “There were no utilities in the home so the individual was suffering from being cold and was not doing well because of that," said Deputy Fire Chief Todd Plunkett.

    After fire crews and police left the home, Channel 11 got a closer look.  Channel 11’s Brandon Hudson reported seeing several signs saying the house was dangerous.

    "There are structural integrity issues due to heavy snow as well as interior structure problems on the floor,” said Plunkett.

    No one else was hurt but emergency crews put themselves in danger to rescue Trosene, officials said.

    Hudson reports that Trosene’s condition is improving.


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