Machine powered gravedigging replaced gravedigging in 1967 when the first outsourced excavator entrepreneur started working at Malmi cemetary. He explained that in the winter folk were buried in shallow graves (even 1,2 meters). Before him gravediggers could only do 1,5 graves per workday and the cemetery maintained a staff of four diggers. During peak times he dug 2000 graves a year but nowadays folk are cremated. He recalled the groundwork of a service building. They worked a wartime grave site and had to operate in difficult conditions.

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