Britain has been troubled by a string of gravestone incidents in the past ten years, resulting in seven deaths and numerous injuries. Now the masons have instituted strict accreditation standards to guarantee gravestone stability for ten years, and do away with the "tombstone cowboys of the memorial industry."
Tim Morris, of [the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons], said yesterday: “You can get a guarantee on just about anything else, so why not a headstone? If a cowboy installs it, then the council complains that it’s dangerous and insists on it being laid flat. It’s the poor bereaved that are left in the middle as the innocent party.” [Link]