Notre Dame to Ban Lifts After Student Death

The university will switch to a remote video system in time for spring practice

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011  |  Updated 10:42 AM CDT
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A student death has led the University of Notre Dame to no longer use hydraulic lifts to film football practices, the Associated Press reports.

On Oct. 27, Declan Sullivan, 20, of Long Grove, Ill. plunged to his death while filming a practice.

The lift reportedly fell over in winds of up to 51 mph.

On Tuesday, school officials announced the university will switch to a remote video system.

Four cameras will be perched on 50-foot poles and be ready in time for spring practice on March 23.

The Indiana Occupational Health and Safety Administration continues to investigate the incident involving Sullivan.
 

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