A University of Notre Dame student died Wednesday after the scissor lift he was standing on to film football practice tipped over during a Midwest wind storm that produced gusts of wind up to 60 mph.

Declan Sullivan, a 20-year-old junior from Long Grove, IL died at the hospital after being transproted from the football field where he was filming.

Authorities are still investigating how the scissor tipped over.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Declan's family and friends," coach Brian Kelly said in a press release. "Declan was a diligent student worker in our video department and had a tremendous personality and great sense of humor. ... The Notre Dame football family will dearly miss him."

ALH August-September 2020

Access Lift & Handlers - August-September 2020

Included in this sisue: 

  • INTERVIEW: ZOOMLION
    Zoomlion North America will debut boom and scissor lifts for the North American market this year. Lindsey Anderson speaks with the company.
  • ROTATING TELEHANDLERS
    For once, some good news: the rotating telehandler market across North America remains stable. Lindsey Anderson looks into the industry.
  • MAINTENANCE 
    Proper battery management and maintenance can decrease fleet costs and elongate battery life. ALH covers the best practices to keep machines running
  • SPECIALTY MEWPS 
    The specialty access industry provides endusers with everything from air-powered scissor lifts to 3-foot-wide bridge inspection units. ALH reports.
  • TIRES 
    With the new ANSI standards now in place, tires on boom lifts and roughterrain scissors will see some major changes. ALH reports.
  • SAIA SHOW 
    The Scaffold & Access Industry Association’s Annual Convention & Exposition will be held virtually this year. Read our guide for more.

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