Video tower usage policies vary

In wake of tragedy, some videographers seek uniform guidelines for tower safety

Updated: October 29, 2010, 9:06 AM ET
By Mike Fish | ESPN.com

Hydraulic scissor lifts, used for observing and videotaping practices, have hovered above college and NFL fields for decades. Yet a uniform set of safety standards for them doesn't exist.

Declan Sullivan, 20, died Wednesday after the scissor lift he was filming from at Notre Dame fell down amid winds gusting more than 50 mph -- about twice the gust-level under which the equipment is recommended for use. Indiana's workplace safety agency is investigating the incident. ...

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