Death on Notre Dame lift spurs schools to action

Colleges across the country have tightened their use of aerial lifts–or outright eliminated them–a year after a University of Notre Dame student was killed when wind gusts toppled the lift where he was filming football practice, the Associated Press reports. Some officials worry that the dangers persist, though, because there’s no universal requirement for how schools should use the structures that were intended for construction sites, not practice fields.

“We’ve got to get rid of these things,” said David Hougland, director of sports broadcasting at Texas Tech. “No one should ever die or be injured from falling from one of these.”

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