North Carolina 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.
Local News Articles
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.