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Notre Dame Bans Use Of Hydraulic Lift Equipment At Football Practices

Over four months removed from a tragic accident that claimed the life of Notre Dame student Declan Sullivan, the school announced Tuesday that it will discontinue the use of hydraulic lifts during practices. From the National Football Post's Brad Biggs:

The school will install remote-controlled cameras on 50-foot poles and continue to utilize two permanent structures for filming, according to the report. The new equipment should be ready for the beginning of spring practices later this month.

Sullivan, age 20, was filming practice for the Notre Dame football program when heavy gusts of wind blew over the tower. Biggs also notes in his report that the school is still investigating the accident. Officials have not yet announced a determination of whether Sullivan had been trained to use the hydraulic lift.

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