To operate a crane in North Carolina you need to submit certain documents including a copy of you Nationally Accredited Crane Certification.
Crane Accident Kills One Worker, Injures Another
One worker was killed and another seriously injured in a crane accident after both fell off the West Seattle Bridge in Washington state.
The Seattle Times reports a passing truck driver struck the boom lift, later insisting he didn’t see any traffic control markings, such as cones, barriers or a flagger in the moments before the crash.
The two men were reportedly contractors, which can sometimes muddy the question of workers’ compensation benefits. Independent contractors are generally not eligible for benefits from the general contractor, but it will depend on the agreement between the two entities and which company purchased benefits.
How to Become a Heavy Equipment Operator in North Carolina
Heavy equipment operators are in high demand, and the state of North Carolina is no exception. Expanding populations and a desire for new construction ensure that equipment operators have steady work and a variety of jobs to choose from. Becoming a heavy equipment operator in North Carolina is not a difficult process as long as you have the proper qualifications and a desire to work.
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.