Workers’ Comp Insurance Rates For Excavation Contractors Code 6217
Workers’ Comp class code 6217: Who Does It Apply To?
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Workers’ Comp class code 6217 is assigned to specialist contractors who are engaged in general excavation. This includes ditch-digging, burrowing, filling, or backfilling, as long as these operations are not otherwise classified in the NY Workers’ Comp manual. Employers who are included under NY Workers’ Comp class code 6217 remove earth, small boulders, and rocks by power shovels, trench diggers, or bulldozers and piling it at the job site for backfill. The material can also be removed by dump trucks.
Workers’ Comp class code 6217 includes excavation done in connection with building foundations, swimming pools, landscape gardening and waterproofing operations. It does not include excavation done in connection with street or road construction, damn or lock construction, pile driving, shaft sinking, caisson or cofferdam work. Tree removal contractors who use mechanical equipment are also included under Workers’ Comp class code 6217. These tree removal operations involve the removal of one or a few trees on developed sites, not tree removal operations involving large numbers of trees in order to clear a right-of-way. Tree removal involving the clearing of right-of-ways is classified to code 2702, and tree removal performed by a risk also engaged in tree surgeon activities is classified to code 0106. NY Workers’ Comp class code 6217 only applies to insureds engaged in excavation work that cannot otherwise be classified.
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