Crist Mortuary Apologizes for Dropping Casket
Responding to a lawsuit?s allegations that Crist Mortuary employees dropped the casket of a 20-year-old Boulder High School graduate on the day of his funeral, letting his body roll onto the pavement, the mortuary?s general manager apologized.
?We made a mistake,? said Michael Greenwood, who is named as a defendant in the lawsuit along with the Boulder mortuary. ?I do apologize for that and have apologized to the parents.?
Greenwood declined to comment further because of the pending litigation, but added ?this is the first time it?s ever happened to me.?
Phillip Maldonado, the father of Alex Maldonado, who was killed in a motorcycle accident July 4, filed the lawsuit in Boulder County District Court on Friday. He said he was with the employees as they brought his son?s casket back to the mortuary from the funeral, and has had nightmares about seeing his body fall to the ground.
Photo: Alex Maldonado, as a junior at Boulder High in 2006, returns a ball during a No. 3 singles match at Cherry Creek High School. Photo by Joshua Lawton / Daily Camera / Sept. 19, 2006 ( JOSHUA LAWTON )
Visit the First Social Network Design Specifically for Progressive Funeral Professionals
Latest posts by CDFuneralNews (see all)
- Homesteaders: A Deep Dive | FUNERAL hustle 012 - September 14, 2017
- FrontRunner Professional Announces Ultimate ‘DIY’ Funeral Home Website Platform - September 14, 2017
- Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions Shares Integration Update - September 14, 2017
You may be interested
Homesteaders: A Deep Dive | FUNERAL hustle 012CDFuneralNews - September 14, 2017
Ryan heads to Homesteaders Life Company HQ to discuss their future partnership with Homesteaders and why and how this partnership…
FrontRunner Professional Announces Ultimate ‘DIY’ Funeral Home Website PlatformCDFuneralNews - September 14, 2017
Today FrontRunner Professional announced the release of it’s brand new website platform, marking a major change for the entire death…
Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions Shares Integration UpdateCDFuneralNews - September 14, 2017
PITTSBURGH, PA -- Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions today announced an update of key activities for its ongoing integration of Aurora…