Funeral home worker suffers crushed leg after obese dead body fell on him while preparing for burial


Coffin in funeral home (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A funeral home worker was rushed to a hospital after an obese body fell off a stretcher as it was being prepared for burial, according to doctors in the United Kingdom.

The undertaker, who was not identified, was handling the obese body and wheeled into an elevator.

While in the elevator, the body fell off the stretcher, and it pinned the undertaker to the ground. The worker had to take time of off work in order to recover.

This was not the only incident at funeral homes. Another funeral worker needed a week sick leave after straining his back while trying to lower a heavy coffin into a grave.

A third funeral home worker broke his toe when a coffin with a heavy dead body fell on his foot. A fourth man broke his leg when he stumbled while carrying a big body out of a house.

A fifth funeral worker sprained his back and had to be treated after trying to lift a huge body out of a bathroom.