Cemetery Incident

Cemetery Incident 2013
Title Cemetery Incident
Date 10 January 2013
Location Yeadon
Photo ID FB311
Comment In view are the gates to the cemetery on Cemetery Road. A council worker had been excavating a grave using a mini digger which had then been taken to be loaded onto a trailer, the hand brake on the truck towing the trailer failed, as the mini digger was being loaded onto the trailer it nudged the truck forward. Truck, trailer and mini digger rolled down the length of the cemetery drive, only coming to a halt when the truck collided with the cemetery gates dislodging one of the stone gateposts. Workmen took the mini digger off the trailer and placed it in front of the gatepost to prop it into position while the truck was reversed back up the drive. The mini digger was then used to push the gatepost back into position. The couple who live at the gatehouse, the lady being 9 months pregnant at that time, had only just returned to their home when the incident happened. The vehicles had missed colliding with their home by only 2 feet. Images Donated by Kelly Chadwick.
Cemetery Incident 2013

FB312 – Cemetery Incident, 2013.

Cemetery Incident – 2013

Front of a Leeds City Council lorry which had collided with the cemetery gates dislodging a stone gatepost.
The hand brake on the lorry had failed when a mini digger was being loaded onto a trailer the lorry was towing.

Cemetery Incident 2013

FB313 – Cemetery Incident, 2013.

Cemetery Incident – 2013

View of cemetery gates and gatepost which were damaged when a council lorry collided with them due to hand brake failure.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 13 October 2021.
Last updated: 13 October 2021.

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