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Cemetery digger, 42, dies after grave he was shoveling collapsed on him in Long Island


Cemetery digger, 42, dies after grave he was shoveling collapsed on him in Long Island, leaving him trapped underneath more than 7-feet of dirt

  • Rodwin Allicock, 42, had been working inside the grave at Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai Thursday when it collapsed on him at around 8.30am 
  • Co-workers attempted to dig the Coram resident from inside the grave, which was more than seven feet deep
  • Allicock was pronounced dead at the scene 

A grave digger working in a cemetery in Long Island died after he became trapped in a grave that collapsed on him. 

Rodwin Allicock, 42, had been working inside the grave at Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai Thursday when it collapsed around 8.30am, the Suffolk County Police shared in a press release

Co-workers attempted to dig the Coram resident from inside the grave, which was more than seven feet deep. 

Rodwin Allicock, 42, had been working inside the grave at Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai Thursday when it collapsed on him at around 8.30am

Allicock was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Center. 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident in addition to the Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad. 

According to their website, the Washington Memorial Park cemetery has been in operation for more than half a century.

According to their website, the Washington Memorial Park cemetery has been in operation for more than half a century.

Authorities have not released any additional information. 

According to their website, the Washington Memorial Park cemetery has been in operation for more than half a century.  

The cemetery could not be reached for a comment. 

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