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Roof Collapse Claims Burson Man’s Life

Burson, CA — Danny Hoskins of Burson was doing work on his home when the roof collapsed on him Tuesday.

The 51-year-old Hoskins was taken to Mark Twain St. Joseph´s Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Clint Gleason with the Foothill Fire Protection District says Hoskins was deaf and couldn´t hear the roof begin to give way.

One other person was inside the home at the time of the collapse but was able to escape unharmed.

Two bystanders began rescue breathing for Hoskins before firefighters arrived. Gleason says Hoskins was unconscious.

After Gleason and another firefighter successfully extracted Hoskins from the rubble, he was transported to Mark Twain St. Joseph´s Hospital.

Gleason says Hoskins was an old time Burson volunteer firefighter.

Some locals say Hoskins had a heart attack a few years back but was doing better in recent years.

Written by Vanessa Turner.