An undertaker was left with serious leg injuries after an obese corpse rolled off a stretcher and pinned him to the floor.
The unfortunate funeral worker is one of many who have been injured while struggling to maneuver increasingly super-sized corpses.
One undertaker strained their back so badly while lowering a heavy coffin into a grave that they needed to take a week off and another broke a leg after tripping while carrying a body.
Suffering aches, sprains and even broken bones is becoming more commonplace in the funeral sector as obesity figures rise.
In another case emergency services had to rescue an employee who strained their back as they struggled to move a body from the place where the person had died – despite being assisted by a colleague.