Man Injured In Baldwin Partial House Collapse
BALDWIN (KDKA) – One man was injured when the roof of his home partially collapsed in Baldwin.
Police and medics pulled the victim from the home just before noon.
According to officials at the scene, the incident happened at a home in the 5100-block of Curry Road.
The back roof of the home collapsed, which put pressure on the doors and would not allow them to open. As a result, the man was trapped inside.
“It was predominantly the left side. The back of the home was partially collapsed and fully collapsed in one spot. The front has some minor collapse, but most of it was towards the rear,” Deputy Medical Chief Todd Plunkett said.
Officials said at least two feet of snow was on the roof at the time.
The man living in the house was identified by neighbors as William Trosene. He is believed to be over the age of 65.
The man called 911 just after 11 a.m. saying he needed medical attention.
When responders arrived, they found out they could not enter the house. As a result, paramedics came up with a new plan to get the man out of the home.
“There are structural integrity issues with the roof due to heavy snow as well as interior structural problems with the floor,” Chief Plunkett said.
Trosene was found living in a corner of the house, daylight pouring in from where the roof was missing.
Once out of the home, the man was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital n critical condition.
A portion of the front roof also collapsed, but it was the back roof that was a problem.