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Monday, November 30, 2009

Casket Falls and Cracks Open During Burial

CoffinIn May 2008, the burial of Robert Gowdy, Sr., allegedly when horribly wrong. The family is suing the the City of Mesa, Arizona, cemetery workers, a funeral home, and a casket company after Gowdy's casket allegedly dropped and cracked open while being lowered into his grave.  It is alleged that cemetery workers ran from the scene of the accident.

See AP, Family jumped into grave after casket crumbled, suit says, Boston Herald, Nov. 28, 2009.


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