What are people who work in a cemetery and dig graves called?


A person who works in a cemetery and digs graves is called a gravedigger. The people who do this particular job are also known as burial ground custodians or cemetery workers.

Gravediggers do not generally dig the graves with pick axes and shovels as sometimes portrayed in older movies. They dig graves with excavation equipment such as a backhoe. This shortens the time for digging a grave from eight hours, which is how long digging by hand could take, to 30 minutes. The soil of the grave generally determines the length of the project and the depth of the grave.

Q&A Related to "What are people who work in a cemetery and dig..."
The people who dig the graves and work in the cemetery
No. They have to go to new ground.
I believe that a grave is in the cemetery for 100 yrs. After 100 yrs, you can put a new body there. I'm not sure that this is true.
Do you own a shovel and a flashlight? ; Typically, the cemetery will want to do the digging to make sure it's in the right place. Urn vaults may or may not be required by the cemetery
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