Cemetery Worker Breaks Legs Tumbling Into Grave

Middle Village cemetery was site of surprising fall
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2012 5:43 PM CST
Cemetery Worker Breaks Legs Falling Into Grave
A longer fall than it looks.   (Shutterstock)

Mourners at a funeral in New York were shocked to see a cemetery worker plunge into a grave today and break both his legs, DNAinfo reports. The 49-year-old "was removing the strap from the casket at that time," says a cemetery official who suspected the man only hurt a knee. But the FDNY says that the worker, who was taken to hospital, broke both legs in the fall. The 160-year-old Middle Village cemetery where the accident occurred is already scary enough: It's been featured on TV shows and movies including "The Sopranos" and "Rosemary's Baby." (More cemetery stories.)

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