Nebraska hoisting license information

Nabraska 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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Nebraska grain handling facility faces $400K in penalties after worker suffocates in soybean bin
ebraska grain handling facility faces $400K in penalties after worker suffocates in soybean binAn elevator superintendent clearing debris from a soybean bin suffocated when his lifeline became entangled in an unguarded and rotating auger.
OSHA's investigation of his employer, Cooperative Producers Inc., of Prosser, Neb., found several violations of the agency's grain handling standards including failure to: disconnect a subfloor auger and test atmospheric conditions in grain bins before allowing workers to enter; implement lockout/tagout procedures; and install machine guarding to avoid contact with moving machine parts.

The company was issued willful and serious violations and proposed penalties of $411,540. This is the seventh time since 2011 the company has been cited for similar violations. It has been placed in the agency's Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
OSHA issues violation following worker's death in Nebraska
ELGIN, Neb. (AP) — A federal agency has issued a safety violation to a North Dakota-based construction company following the May death of a crane operator in northeast Nebraska. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday that its investigation into the 40-year-old man's death determined Wanzek Construction exposed workers to hazards.

The agency issued one serious safety violation and proposed $7,000 in penalties. The crane operator was using a 90-ton rough terrain crane at a wind energy site near Elgin on May 27 when the crane slipped into a ditch, overturned and crushed him. The worker was not wearing a safety restraint. Arnold Jelinek, vice president at Wanzek Construction, says the company's top priority is the safety of its employees. He says the company is reviewing the citation.

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