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Falling headstone kills man

4 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Monday, March 30 2015 Mar 30, 2015 March 30, 2015 6:49 PM March 30, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

THROOP, PENNSYLVANIA- A man decorating his relative's grave for Easter was killed when the headstone fell and struck him.

It happened at Saint Joseph's Cemetery and the 74-year-old was hit in the head. A caretaker at the cemetery says the man and his wife visit the grave several times a year and tie a cross to it.

He says the bases of headstones sink when the ground thaws, making them susceptible to tipping over. 

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