North Dakota 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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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.