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Campbellsville University Fined Over Videographer Safety During 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

Campbellsville University will pay $4,000 after an investigator found a workplace-safety violation during a charity event where a firefighter was fatally injured.

 The Lexington Herald-Leader said a state Office of Occupational Safety and Health investigator issued a citation because someone videotaping the Aug. 21 event from atop a raised maintenance lift wasn't wearing a safety harness.

The Campbellsville firefighter, Capt. Tony Grider, died a month after he and another firefighter were injured when they came in contact with a high-voltage power line while in the bucket of an aerial ladder truck.

The firefighters were spraying water on band members taking part in an Ice Bucket Challenge to raise research money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

State Labor Cabinet spokesman Daniel Lowry said the cabinet is investigating the accident that resulted in Grider's death.


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