A Father has sued a Funeral Home – Mortuary after his sons body fell out of casket, This is is a sad horrific scenario that every funeral director is afraid may happen to him.
The father of a Boulder High School graduate killed this summer in a motorcycle accident is suing Crist Mortuary, alleging negligence after employees dropped his son’s casket and let the body roll onto the ground.
According to the lawsuit, filed Friday by Phillip Maldonado, when the hearse arrived at Crist Mortuary for a scheduled viewing July 8 after the funeral for 20-year-old Alex Maldonado, the driver and another employee tried to unload the casket.
“With Mr. Maldonado watching, one or more of the handlers let go of the casket and dropped it,” the lawsuit says. “The casket went crashing to the cement ground, its lid opened suddenly, and Alex’s body tumbled out and fell directly onto its face directly in front of Mr. Maldonado.”
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