In case you haven't heard, a Notre Dame student was killed 10/27 when the lift he was on to film practice collapsed. Winds were gusting at 50 at the time.
It was not clear who made the lift. But one manufacturer of scissor lifts, HHS Wire, says on its website that the device should not be used in winds above 25 mph.
Even if Notre Dame and Brian Kelly claim ignorance on the wind tolerance of the lift, why would you expect someone to be 50 feet off the ground in 50 mph winds to film practice?
And this is just chilling:
Sullivan indicated via his Twitter account that he was in a dangerous predicament. According to a media reports, Sullivan posted the following tweet at 3:22 p.m. ET, just as practice was beginning: "Gusts of wind up to 60 mph. Well today will be fun at work. I guess I've lived long enough."
Then, at 4:06 p.m. according to the station, Sullivan posted another tweet: "Holy [blank]. Holy [blank]. This is terrifying."
The accident occured at 4:50 p.m. ET, according to media reports.
The lift, which was positioned in the north end zone of one of three fields at the LaBar Practice Complex, broke through the practice facility fence when it fell and came to rest in the middle of a street.
Is it reasonable to assume that Sullivan felt he would get into trouble if he voiced concerns for his safety?