Crist Mortuary Apologizes for Dropping Casket

October 25, 2010
Advertisement

imageResponding 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.?

Advertisement

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 )

Source: DailyCamera.com

Visit the First Social Network Design Specifically for Progressive Funeral Professionals

CDFuneralNews

CDFuneralNews

ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com we have created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
CDFuneralNews
Advertisement

You may be interested

2017 REFLECTION OF NFDA BOSTON AND A TRIBUTE TO THE VETERANS | FUNERAL nation 094
FUNERAL Nation
192 views
FUNERAL Nation
192 views

2017 REFLECTION OF NFDA BOSTON AND A TRIBUTE TO THE VETERANS | FUNERAL nation 094

CDFuneralNews - November 13, 2017

On this episode, we send a big "thank you" to our very own Funeral Commander, Jeff Harbeson in honor of…

Justin Baxley Joins Homesteaders Life Company
Funeral Industry Press Releases
32 views
Funeral Industry Press Releases
32 views

Justin Baxley Joins Homesteaders Life Company

CDFuneralNews - November 13, 2017

West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company Vice President of Strategic Markets Will Bischoff announced today that Justin Baxley…

Carriage Funeral Services Busting into Colorado Market
News
129 views
News
129 views

Carriage Funeral Services Busting into Colorado Market

CDFuneralNews - November 13, 2017

Originally Published on Houston Business Journal A Houston-based funeral home company is entering the Colorado market by acquiring two northern…

Comments