State Rules Against Notre Dame
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has found that the University of
Notre Dame did not maintain safe working conditions when a student
died as he filmed football practice from a hydraulic lift that
toppled in extreme high winds.
Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner Lori Torres said
Tuesday the school will be fined $77,500 for five violations,
including failing to properly train the student videographer and
failing to have the lift inspected on a regular basis. Torres says
the lift was missing the appropriate warnings and a service manual.
Declan Sullivan, a 20-year-old junior film student, died Oct. 27
when the hydraulic lift fell over in wind gusts as high as 51 mph.