Proposed rule would let crane operators get licenses without prior city experience

The Bloomberg administration is considering letting operators of giant tower cranes get their license without requiring that they first run cranes as apprentices in the city for three years.

March 22, 2012

The Bloomberg administration is considering letting operators of giant tower cranes get their license without requiring that they first run cranes as apprentices in the city for three years.

A local union warns that crane operators who’ve never run the giant machines in New York—with its complex infrastructure, extremely tall buildings, and busy streets—could endanger the public.

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