NYS Workmens Comp Rate for Code 1472 Distillation of Wood and Drivers
Description: Code 1472 applies to wood distillation plants utilizing destructive distillation processes such as steam. The process involves the purchasing of cord wood, cutting it to size, grinding the wood to produce chips to enable the steam to thoroughly saturate the wood being processed. As example, pine wood is distilled to produce turpentine and various by-products such as pinene, camphine, etc.; also producing other wood by-products such as wood alcohol and acetic acid, which are joint products of the destructive distillation of certain hardwoods.
The manufacture of creosote from wood is also covered under Code 1472. Coke manufacturing using beehive or by-product oven methods is also assigned to Code 1472.
Materials Used: Wood, wood by-products, distillation equipment.
Pricing: Solid companies with a good loss history can obtain better than average pricing on NYS Workers compensation rates.