News posted in the Herald Sun is that a cemetery worker is free after spending hours trapped into an open grave in Melbourne’s northeast.

The man, aged in his 40s, suffered a broken leg after falling into an empty grave at Eltham Cemetery, off Metery Rd, shortly before 8am.

 Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Country Fire Authority and SES crews managed to free the man just before 10am.

“One of the cemetery workers here fell in a grave at about eight o’clock this morning as he was moving some steel plating off the top of the open grave,” CFA incident controller Gavin Wright told 3AW.

“He fell forward into the grave and he broke his leg as he landed at the bottom.

“Quite painful but luckily not life-threatening injuries.

“CFA and MFB crews have put some timber shoring around the grave ... then we’ve just lifted him out in the last ten minutes with some harnesses.”


The man has been taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with a leg injury, Ambulance Victoria said.