One of my relatives foot stone (I think that's what they call the "plaque" that lies flat on the ground.) sank into the ground and is now next to the coffin. Is there any halachic problem if I climb into the pit to get it?
I may have to partially step on the coffin itself to gain leverage. I guess that's disrespectful to the dead, and maybe halachic problem, but, there's no other way. Is it any different, halachically, if a non-Jew does the job?