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Cemetery digger buried alive under more than 7 feet of dirt after grave collapsed on him

PICTURED: Grave-digger, 42, is killed after being buried alive under more than seven 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
  • Despite life-saving efforts, Allicock was pronounced dead at the scene 

A worker at a Long Island cemetery was leveling out the bottom of a grave when more than 7 feet of earth collapsed atop of him, burying him alive and leading to his death. 

Rodwin Allicock, 42, had been working inside the grave at Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai on Thursday when the freak accident occurred at 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. 

Long Island cemetery worker Rodwin Allicock, 42, died on Thursday after a grave he was digging collapsed, burying him under more than 7 feet of dirt 

Allicock had been working inside the grave at Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai when the accident happened

Allicock had been working inside the grave at Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai when the accident happened 

First responders from four area fire departments arrived at the scene, along with representatives from the Suffolk County Police Emergency Service Section, but Allicok could not be saved.  

Allicock was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician’s 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.

Social media posts from family members reveal that Allicock was married with two teenage sons. He is also survived by his sisters who live in Guyana. 

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

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