To operate a crane in Maryland you need to submit certain documents including a copy of you Nationally Accredited Crane Certification.
Key Points of the Maryland Crane Safety Regulations - Crane Safety Task Force
•The regulations are designed to prevent accidents that could cause serious injury or death related to the operation of cranes when used in construction, demolition, and maintenance.
•With few exceptions, these regulations apply to all cranes and crane operations in construction, demolition, and maintenance and include erection, operation, and dismantling of tower cranes.
•An employer may not require or permit an individual to operate a crane unless an individual has been trained successfully and has passed a written examination that tests the knowledge and skills necessary for safe crane operation. Additionally, every five years a crane operator must show that they have maintained the knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate a crane proficiently and safely. There are special provisions for individuals learning to become a crane operator.
Crane Accident Injures Worker in Annapolis,Maryland
Safety officials are investigating the cause of a crane accident that injured a 46-year-old worker at the Annapolis Town Center in the 2000 block of West Street in Annapolis Maryland.
The operator was preparing to lift materials, just after 7 AM, when a part of the crane broke off and collapsed on to the roof of the operators cab, crushing in in.
The injured man was rescued by a co-worker and he was flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma with serious injuries.
A hazardous materials unit was called to deal with a hydraulic fuel that spilled from the wreck. The spill was contained to a small area.
This the second crane accident to occur at this site. Another worker was killed there last year when another crane collapsed.
*It is essential that you check with your local government and confirm that the information listed above is still good today. This information
should only be used as a tool to help you figure out what type of license you need to operate certain types of equipment.