As of today there are no licensing requirements to operate a Crane. Please note this could change at any time.
Crane Overturns in Texas
A Rough Terrain crane overturned in Arlington, Texas yesterday pulling overhead power lines down onto the Highway.
A Rough Terrain crane overturned in Arlington Texas yesterday pulling overhead power lines down onto the Interstate 30 highway halfway between Forth Worth and Dallas. The crane, a larger Lorain, was working on a road job constructing a new overpass when it overturned. Fortunately no one was hurt, although the highway was closed in both directions while the power lines were properly deactivated.
The crane’s outriggers were correctly set up with mats under the pads. It looks as though the cause must be down to overloading, although we do not know what it was lifting at the time, but photos show that the boom came down into an open top shipping container.
OSHA fines TX library contractors $88K for excavation hazards
OSHA slapped two contractors working on the downtown Austin Central Library in Austin, TX, with fines for willfully violating safety
requirements to adequately protect workers on the job site.
*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.