As of today there are no licensing requirements to operate a Crane. 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.
North Dakota oil worker killed in crane accident
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A worker was killed in a crane accident at an oil well site in western North Dakota, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday.
The incident, which happened late Monday near Ross in Mountrail County, was the second oilfield-related death in North Dakota's oil patch in the past week, the federal agency said.
Fargo, North Dakota
An accident at a construction project in West Fargo hospitalized two workers today after they fell somewhere between 40 and 60 feet. Emergency responders say the victims were seriously hurt, but the situation was just inches from being much worse.
They were called here to Monsanto at 304 Center Street in West Fargo. Authorities say the victims were up on a platform doing some kind of work to the building.
When the crane tipped over and dropped the workers to the ground. Authorities say the two were wearing a protective harness, but still suffered multiple broken bones and internal injuries from the fall.
North Dakota Worker Fatally Wounded In Crane Accident, Sparks Construction Accident Lawyer’s Response
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.