As of today there are no licensing requirements to operate a Crane. Please note this could change at any time. Below are three links that can help keep you up to date for any changes to the Sate laws.
Crane Accident Kills Mississippi Teenager in St. Francisville
A 19-year-old from Mississippi died in a crane accident in St. Francisville.
Tristen Jett Hall was working on a barge near Riverbend Monday morning when the arm of the crane he was working under got loose and fell on top of him.
The incident happened as Audubon Bridge contractors were probing the Mississippi River and putting columns in for the new bridge going up in St. Francisville.
West Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating how exactly the boom on the crane failed.Hall was pronounced dead on the boat.
Crane Collapses On I-10 in Gulfport Mississippi
Morning traffic stopped suddenly on Interstate 10 in Gulfport, Mississippi Wednesday morning after a large crane collapsed on the interstate. collapse-1The crane was in place for maintenance on the Biloxi River Bridge, so drivers could not veer off the road to escape the danger. The top of the crane fell on top of an SUV and crushed the roof. The woman told CBS station WLOX that she tried to stop but it was just too late. She made it out of the crash without any injuries. Traffic backed up for three miles and was delayed a few hours before the crane was cleared from the interstate.
*It is essential that you check with your local government and confirm that the information listed above is still good today. This information
should only be used as a tool to help you figure out what type of license you need to operate certain types of equipment.