Declan Sullivan

One year later, Sullivan family honors Declan’s memory

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One year ago, Notre Dame student videographer Declan Sullivan had his life end after a wind storm tipped over the lift he was filming football practice on. The tragedy was immense — his death a terrible mix of circumstance, poor decision making, and outdated protocol. After a thorough investigation, Notre Dame released its own internal [more]

Holiday weekend notes: Frosh numbers, redshirts, and more

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Compare today to running an offseason marathon. No doubt, we are slogging along here, but the good news is we’ve just passed the 13-mile marker. We’re more than half-way there, and while that terrible realization that you’ve still got 13 miles left to run might cross your mind, the very good news is that we’re [more]

Notre Dame releases report on Sullivan accident

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After over six months of investigating, Notre Dame released their internal report stemming from the aerial lift accident that took the life of student videographer Declan Sullivan. The 145-page document can be read in its entirety here, but found the causes of the accident to be an irregular and extraordinary 53 mile-per-hour wind gust, staff [more]

Notre Dame releases statements on IOSHA findings

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The University of Notre Dame released statements in response to the findings by the Indiana Safety and Health Administration, stemming from the October 27 accident that took the life of student Declan Sullivan. Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame president: “Notre Dame has great respect for the thorough and professional manner in which IOSHA [more]

Notre Dame fined $77,500 for Sullivan accident

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After a nearly five month investigation, the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied fines against Notre Dame for violations that occurred during the accident that killed student videographer Declan Sullivan. “The employer did not establish and maintain conditions of work which were reasonably safe and healthful for employees, and free from recognized hazards that [more]