Cemetery workers injured after fall into open grave

Firefighters and cemetery workers stand over an open grave Monday in Lutheran Cemetery, where a worker fell into a grave. Photo by Ellis Kaplan
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MIDDLE VILLAGE — Some workers at All Faiths Cemetery fell into an open grave Monday, injuring themselves on a recently lowered casket, according to a report in the New York Post.

Raimundo Rodriguez, 49, was removing the machine that lowers caskets into graves around 12:50 p.m. when he fell down 6 feet and injured his leg, the Post reported.

Three others landed on top of him, but no one was seriously hurt, according to the Post.

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