To operate a crane you need to submit certain documents including a copy of you Nationally Accredited Crane Certification.
Boy, man killed in New Mexico when crane extended 50 feet in air toppled by wind gust
A 12-year-old boy and the owner of a Albuquerque tree trimming business were killed when a gust of wind toppled a 50-foot cherry picker they rode in during a Sunday afternoon joyride, according to police.
Two other children, a 10-year-old boy and 7-year-old boy, are in critical condition, while another boy, also 10, was in stable condition following the tragic accident just before 2 p.m., authorities told KOB-TV.
"I hollered up to him, 'Ken, great view from there!' And he said, 'Yes, it is.' Ten seconds later, a gust of wind came and just toppled ... It just went with so much force, it was ridiculous," neighbor Edward Trujillo told the TV station.
Police say the crane was at its fully extended height when the wind gust brought it down.
The cherry picker was not anchored to the ground but instead was attached to a flatbed truck, which also topped when the gust hit.
1 hurt during crane accident
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —
The Albuquerque Fire Department responded to a crane that accidentally tipped over and crashed into a truck at 10: 30 a.m. Thursday at 4310 Edith Blvd.
One worker was hit by he crane as it tipped over. The male in his 60s was transported to UNM with a possible back injury. He was in stable condition.
Update on Operator Certification and Recent OSHA Meeting in D.C.
Most of you who read this will be familiar with the draft proposed recently by OSHA regarding
crane operator qualification which would replace the original wording of the 1926 (subpart CC)
This is the section where the operator certification and qualification requirements
are covered. You can go to https://www.osha.gov/doc/accsh/accshcrane.pdf to read the entire
In a nutshell, the draft was a rewrite of what qualifies and/or certifies an equipment operator,
which includes a variety of crane types. In particular, the draft as written would require an
extensive annual evaluation of the operator and require that the operator attend a very strenuous
training program. The 'proposed draft' changed the current wording which states that operators
are to be "certified by type and capacity of equipment" to "operators are to be certified by type of
*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.