New Hampshire State Hoisting
License Requirements Currently, your state does not mandate a Crane Operator License. Please beware that soon you will need a Crane Operator Certificate to operate a crane if Alaska decides not to commence licensing. A growing number of jobs are now requiring Crane Operator Certification.
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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.