Notre Dame Student Death

October 30, 2010 by USA Post 

Notre Dame Student Death, 20-year videographer football at Notre Dame on Wednesday was almost identical to that seriously injured a student at Colorado State University 10 years ago
Wednesday, 20-year junior Declan Sullivan of Long Grove, Illinois, died after the scissor lift he was filming practice Notre Dame football has fallen more than 51 mph winds.

“My thoughts, my prayers went out to his family,” said Shane Ballew. “It was an unfortunate accident.”

In December 2000, Ballew was 23 years over a lift of 30 meters above water filming of the CSU football practice when strong winds toppled structure.

“I sort of leaned a moment to fix the camera bag to jump from the tower and I stand up I began to realize that the tower had begun to reverse,” said Ballew.

Ballew broke several ribs, punctured lungs and damage the liver. A friend of Ballew, Brian Cook, told 9News Ballew worried when working on the lift during high winds.

Ballew said he spent eight days in hospital recovering after the accident, four of which were spent in the intensive care unit.

After hearing of the accident at Notre Dame, he thinks that the lesson of the accident has been forgotten in the football community.

“When it happened to me there was a lot of e-mails, many stories that were sent to different video directors to let them know that ‘Hey, this is a danger that everyone faces. “Sometimes the weather can make you forget things and I think the time people forget that this can be a dangerous operation,” said Ballew.

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