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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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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.
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The subcontractor also received two serious violations for failing to provide necessary support for an excavation and for failing to remove workers after identifying a "hazardous condition." The project's main contractor, Colorado-based Hensel Phelps Construction, was fined $70,000, and Austin-based subcontractor CVI Development was fined $18,000.
The citations claim the two contractors exposed their workers to potential cave-in hazards while they worked in the rain to install rebar in a 12-foot-deep trench.
OSHA first inspected the site in March after receiving a complaint. The agency said the investigation was part of its National Emphasis Program for Trenching and Excavations.

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