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ID Released For Long Island Cemetery Worker Killed In Accident

Washington Memorial Park.
Washington Memorial Park. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

Police detectives investigating the death of a cemetery employee who was killed while working in a grave have released the victim's identity.

Rodwin Allicock, age 42, of Coram, was at the bottom of a grave, which was more than 7 feet deep when the incident happened at Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai when the grave collapsed at approximately 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, said the Suffolk County Police.

His co-workers attempted to dig Allicock out but were unsuccessful. 

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

Officers from the Suffolk County Police Emergency Service Section responded, along with:

  • Suffolk County Fire Rescue coordinators, 
  • Representatives from the Suffolk County Department of Public Works, 
  • Middle Island Fire Department, 
  • Hagerman Fire Department, 
  • Selden Fire Department, 
  • Setauket Fire Department. 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was notified and is investigating.

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