Imagine the responsibility of operating a 300’ boom crane in North America’s most densely populated setting and you’ll understand why a New York City (NYC) crane license is arguably the most difficult of its kind to obtain in the United States. Even under ideal and open conditions, the operation of construction equipment has its risks. And within the confines of an urban environment such risks increase exponentially. International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 14
members sit behind the controls of NYC’s heavy equipment ranging from cranes, excavators and drill rigs, to boom trucks, pavers, and forklifts, etc.