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University of Notre Dame Fined for Unsafe Working Conditions

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 Kooi for a FREE consultation.

Categories: Workers’ Compensation, Wrongful Death

 

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