As of today there are no licensing requirements to operate a crane in New Hampshire. Please note this could change at any time. Below are three
links that can help keep you up to date for any changes to the Sate laws.
OSHA to fine N.H. roofer with record of skipping safeguards
A New Hampshire roofing contractor is facing $152,460 in proposed fines by federal regulators for exposing his employees to falls and other hazards.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Litchfield, New Hampshire-based contractor Michael Cahoon, doing business as High & Dry Roofing, after an inspection found employees working at heights more than 20 feet without fall protection and proper ladder safeguards, according to a news release issued by the agency Tuesday.
Crane collapses, operator injured
LACONIA — A crane operator suffered severe lower body injuries Thursday morning on Province Street after the boom of his crane collapsed during the setup at 9:21 a.m.
Laconia Fire Chief Ken Erickson said the man was taken to Lakes Region General Hospital and later airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Two other employees escaped injury.
City Police Officer Lindsey Legere was on patrol in the area and saw the boom collapse and immediately responded to assist, notifying the fire department that there were injuries, said Erickson.
Erickson said all three men were on the ground blocking the tracks when the boom, which was vertical, appeared to fall forward. It struck the victim on the way down but didn't land on him.
"The boom formed a triangle as it fell and he was under it," said Erickson. "Something caused it to break." Erickson said the area is sealed off while the New Hampshire State Police and OSHA investigate.
Safety Hazard Information Bulletin on Truck Cranes
The Concord, New Hampshire, Area Office has brought to our attention a potentially serious hazard existing with the use of truck cranes with possibly insufficient load capacities. The problem occurs when trucks fitted with boom cranes are not specifically designed for such applications. The only available load capacity rating in such a situation is the rating of the crane boom structure itself. This rating is inappropriate for use with a truck-crane system since it does not take into account the size of the truck, strength of the truck platform, size or presence of outriggers, and tipping moment and other engineering mechanics considerations that would be required to evaluate and rate the total truck-crane package.
OSHA Fines New Hampshire Employers Over Winter Snow Removal Hazards
Federal officials say they issued a higher number of citations and fines than usual to New Hampshire employers for exposing workers to fall hazards this winter.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducted inspections between January 29 and March 4 and found a number of employees removing snow from rooftops who were not adequately protected from the risk of falling.
Rosemarie Ohar Cole is area director of OSHA’s New Hampshire office. “We issued a significant number of citations related to those activities – 41 serious citations, three willful citations, and two repeat citations,” Ohar Cole said. In all OSHA cited 16 New Hampshire employers and issued $123,960 in fines.
Officials issued the inspection findings as part of the National Safety Stand Down, an annual effort to raise awareness about fall hazards in the workplace.
1 Killed, 1 Severely Injured After Elevator Crash
The family of a New Hampshire man killed at a construction site in Massachusetts said Friday that he was a generous person who loved his two daughters and was an avid hunter.
Relatives of 40-year-old Ronald "Moose" Morse of Hooksett, New Hampshire, confirmed he was the worker who died Thursday in Somerville, Massachusetts, when a temporary hoist fell off a building. Another worker was seriously injured.
The cause of the accident isn't known. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.
The accident happened Thursday afternoon at an administrative office building being built for Partners HealthCare. The worker who was injured was reported to be in serious but stable condition. His name hasn't been released.
The contractor, Suffolk Construction, said the workers were installing external hoists on the building when a hoist cab fell away from the building. The company says the workers were following all safety protocol.
A spokeswoman for Suffolk Construction said Friday that Somerville officials don't want work to resume at the site until OSHA has removed the equipment involved in the accident, which is expected to happen Monday. She said work could resume as early as Monday afternoon.
*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.