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Notre Dame Bans "Hydraulic Lifts" After Fatal Fall Last Autumn

After a student died in a fatal fall from a hydraulic lift while filming a football practice at the University of Notre Dame, the school has announced that it is banning such lifts from the field and will install new remote cameras on 50-foot poles to film the games.

In October, 20-year-old Declan Sullivan died of fall injuries when he fell from the lift during a windy practice. The investigation into why exactly the accident occurred and who was at fault is still under way, but the president of Notre Dame released a statement saying that they failed to keep the boy safe and that the new remote cameras will put safety first and prevent future accidents.

The results of the Indiana Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s investigation are expected to be released next week. It is not known whether his family is planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

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