Notre Dame starts aerial lift safety program



SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame has started a campaign publicizing the hazards of aerial lifts as part of its settlement with the state of Indiana over safety violations in the death of a student videographer at football practice last year.

The school launched on Friday. The website is aimed at promoting aerial lift safety for universities and high schools.

The university agreed in June to pay a $42,000 fine for safety violations and to start the awareness campaign following the death of 20-year-old Declan Sullivan of Long Grove, Ill., on a hydraulic scissor lift that toppled in high winds.

A video on the website includes a statement from Sullivan’s father urging people who work at schools that use aerial lifts to pay attention to safety.