IOSHA Fines Notre Dame $77,000 for Declan Sullivan Negligence


Notre Dame is slapped with $77,500 in fines following the state of Indiana’s investigation into the death of student football videographer Declan Sullivan. This morning, Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Association officials released their findings into the death of Sullivan, who died Oct. 27, 2010 after the scissor lift he was standing atop collapsed under historically high winds.

Wind gusts got up into the 5os that day, and wind advisories were all over the Midwest.

$55,000 of the total is for a “knowing violation”- directing an untrained student to use the scissor lift when the weather service had issued a warning. These are quite rare.

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