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  • After a loss, a family learns to widen its embrace

    Declan Sullivan would have loved this weekend. For all the doubts his family has confronted in the 27 months since the death of their first-born son, his father is certain about that.

  • Death on Notre Dame lift spurs schools to action

    Colleges across the country have tightened their use of aerial lifts _ or outright eliminated them _ a year after a University of Notre Dame student was killed when wind gusts toppled the lift where he was filming football practice.

  • State settles with Notre Dame in student's death

    Notre Dame will pay a $42,000 fine for six safety violations, make an undisclosed contribution to a memorial for a student videographer who died at football practice and start a campaign on the hazards of scissor lifts as part of a settlement with the state of Indiana.

  • Notre Dame using old weather info day student died

    Notre Dame said Monday that football staff responsible for advising whether it was safe to practice outside used out-of-date weather information the day a student videographer fell to his death when the hydraulic lift he was on toppled over in high winds.

  • Notre Dame to report on probe into student's death

    The University of Notre Dame has completed its internal investigation into the death of a student who was killed when a 53 mph wind toppled the hydraulic lift he was on while videotaping football practice in October.

  • Notre Dame: No one to blame in student's death

    The final investigation into the death of a student videographer who died after a 40-foot-high hydraulic lift he was atop blew over in a 53 mph gust during a University of Notre Dame football practice ended Monday without anyone involved being faulted or punished.

  • This photo provided on Thursday Oct. 28, 2010 by The Notre Dame Observer shows Declan Sullivan.  Indiana has found that the University of Notre Dame did not maintain safe working conditions when Sullivan, a 20-year-old junior film student,  died Oct. 27 as he filmed football practice from a hydraulic lift that toppled in extreme high winds. (AP Photo/The Notre Dame Observer)  MANDATORY CREDIT. NO SALES

    Outdated information played role in Notre Dame tragedy

    Notre Dame said Monday that football staff responsible for advising whether it was safe to practice outside used out-of-date weather information the day a student videographer fell to his death when the hydraulic lift he was on toppled over in high winds.

  • Notre Dame to release report on student's death

    The University of Notre Dame on Monday will release its six-month investigation into the death of a student killed when the hydraulic lift he was on fell over in high winds as he filmed football practice.

  • Notre Dame seeks talks on fine over student death

    Notre Dame has asked for more talks with the Indiana agency that fined the school $77,500 for the October accident that killed a student filming football practice atop a hydraulic lift toppled by high winds.

  • Notre Dame seeks meeting over student death fine

    Notre Dame has asked to meet with Indiana regulators who fined the school $77,500 over the October death of Declan Sullivan, who was killed when high winds toppled a hydraulic lift he was using to videotape football practice.

  • Sullivan (Notre Dame Observer via Associated Press)

    Probe: Notre Dame at fault in student's death

    Indiana regulators fined Notre Dame $77,500 on Tuesday for six safety violations in the October death of a 20-year-old student who was killed when the hydraulic lift he was on toppled over in high winds while he was filming football practice.

  • In this photo provided by the Indiana Department of Labor on March 15, 2011, shows a warning sign on a lift at the scene of an accident that killed Notre Dame student Declan Sullivan in South Bend, Ind., Oct. 27, 2010 while he filmed Notre Dame football practice.  Indiana state regulators have found that the University of Notre Dame did not maintain safe working conditions when Sullivan, a 20-year-old junior film student, died as he filmed football practice from a hydraulic lift that toppled in extreme high winds. (AP Photo/Indiana Department of Labor)

    State fines Notre Dame $77K after student's death

    The 20-year-old Notre Dame student who was killed when the hydraulic lift he was on fell over as he filmed the football team on a windy day had expressed displeasure about practice being held outside, according to a state report released Tuesday.

  • This photo provided on Thursday Oct. 28, 2010 by The Notre Dame Observer shows Declan Sullivan.  Indiana has found that the University of Notre Dame did not maintain safe working conditions when Sullivan, a 20-year-old junior film student,  died Oct. 27 as he filmed football practice from a hydraulic lift that toppled in extreme high winds. (AP Photo/The Notre Dame Observer)  MANDATORY CREDIT. NO SALES

    Family of deceased student praise Notre Dame plan

    The family of the Notre Dame student who died filming a Fighting Irish football practice when a hydraulic lift fell over last October is pleased the university is installing remote-controlled cameras to prevent a similar tragedy.

  • This photo provided on Thursday Oct. 28, 2010 by The Notre Dame Observer shows Declan Sullivan.  Indiana has found that the University of Notre Dame did not maintain safe working conditions when Sullivan, a 20-year-old junior film student,  died Oct. 27 as he filmed football practice from a hydraulic lift that toppled in extreme high winds. (AP Photo/The Notre Dame Observer)  MANDATORY CREDIT. NO SALES

    Notre Dame scraps hydraulic lifts after death

    Notre Dame announced Tuesday that it will no longer use hydraulic lifts for videographers at football practices, five months after a student fell to his death when one of the machines toppled over on a windy day.

  • APNewsBreak: Notre Dame to ban hydraulic lifts

    Notre Dame is halting the use of hydraulic lifts to film football practices and will install remote-controlled cameras instead after an October accident in which a student filmmaker was killed after his lift toppled over, university officials said Tuesday.

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