- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 27, 2010

SOUTH BEND, IND. (AP) - A tower used to videotape Notre Dame football practices toppled over Wednesday with one person on it as the team was practicing nearby.

School spokesman John Heisler confirmed a person was on the structure, but other details were not immediately disclosed. It wasn’t clear how close the players were to the tower at the time of the accident.

The Fighting Irish canceled post-practice interviews.

The cause of the accident wasn’t known, but winds in the area were gusting to 51 mph at the time, according to the National Weather Service. The video lift, which can be lowered or raised depending on needs, stretched across a nearby street.

Notre Dame hosts Tulsa this Saturday.



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