Who was Rodwin Allicock?
Rodwin Allicock was a worker at a Long Island cemetery who was leveling out the bottom of a grave when more than 7 feet of earth collapsed atop of him, burying him alive and leading to his death. He had been working inside the grave at Washington Memorial Park in Mount Sinai on Thursday when the freak accident occurred at around 8.30 am, the Suffolk County Police shared in a press release.
Co-workers attempted to dig the Coram resident from inside the grave, which was more than seven feet deep.
How old was Rodwin Allicock?
Allicock was 42 years old at the time of death.
Rodwin Allicock: Washington Memorial Park
First responders from four area fire departments arrived at the scene, along with representatives from the Suffolk County Police Emergency Service Section, but Allicok could not be saved. Allicock was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician’s assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Center.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident in addition to the Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad.
The man, identified as 42-year-old Rodwin Allicock, of Coram, was working inside the 7-foot excavation around 8:30 a.m. when the earth caved in on him. https://t.co/J78juTHa4Q
— WDTN (@WDTN) February 26, 2021
Rodwin Allicock Obituary
Social media posts from family members reveal that Allicock was married with two teenage sons. He is also survived by his sisters who live in Guyana.
According to their website, the Washington Memorial Park cemetery has been in operation for more than half a century.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Suffolk County Police’s homicide squad are now investigating. Co-worker YV Yang Paid tribute to Rodwin on Facebook after. He shared a photo of his late colleague and wrote: ‘Sleep in peace Rodwin Allicock. You were a great coworker and a great guy !’