Resting places reinforced: Park City Cemetery headstones secured |

Resting places reinforced: Park City Cemetery headstones secured

Dave Jones and John Huettlinger, who work for Hans Monument Company, used machinery to lift headstones on Tuesday at the Park City Cemetery, allowing them to more securely attach the headstone to the base.

The firm planned to secure approximately 50 headstones in the same fashion.

Park City officials tapped Hans Monument Company after finding headstones that could pose a danger to someone if they toppled. The workers secured the headstones using strengthening rods called dowels.

Each of the strengthening rods costs $100, and some of the headstones were expected to require more than one. The overall price of the work was not immediately available.

Park City hired the firm after a young boy died from injuries he suffered when a headstone in the privately managed Glenwood Cemetery toppled onto him. City Hall shortly afterward put caution tape around headstones in the Park City Cemetery that could pose a danger.

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