Indiana is taking action in the Death of a University of Notre Dame student.
The Indiana Department of Labor’s Commissioner said the South Bend
school did not have safe working conditions when 20-year old Declan Sullivan
died while filming football practice back in October. Unsafe working conditions
can lead to
Work Comp injuries and even death.
Thus, the state of Indiana is fining Notre Dame $77,500 for several violations.
As reported by
www.wthr.com in the article, “Report: University of Notre Dame at Fault in Fatal
Lift Accident,” those errors include not properly training Sullivan
who was a junior film student from Illinois and not inspecting the hydraulic
lift on a regular basis. Sullivan was killed after the lift he was on
fell in very windy conditions.
It is not clear if Sullivan’s family is seeking a lawsuit against
Notre Dame. But Indiana’s ruling that Notre Dame was at fault could
have big implications if there is a lawsuit.
Experienced Indiana Work Comp Lawyers are well-versed in work comp situations.
And unfortunately, some of those Workers’ Compensation situations
involve a death. According to the United States Occupational Safety and
Health Administration or OSHA, every day 15 American workers die while
on the job.
Indiana Work Comp lawyers can offer strong advice if you or someone you
love is suffering from an on the job injury. Contact the attorneys at
Crossen Kooi for a FREE consultation.