Class Code: 2105
Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:
Code 2105 is applied to insureds engaged in fruit packing. The operations, generally seasonal in character, involve buyers who go to farms and arrange to purchase the farmers’ fruit crops on a bulk basis. At harvest time, employees of the risk classified to Code 2105 collect the fruit picked by the farmers’ crews and bring this produce to a central location. There, additional Code 2105 crews sort, grade, pack or otherwise prepare the fruit for transportation to market.
Wholesale fruit dealers who do not engage in the collection of fruit but buy same in wholesale lots for resale to retailers are not contemplated by Code 2105. Such wholesale fruit dealers, who may do incidental repackaging into retail size containers, are appropriately assigned to Code 8018—Store—Fruit or Vegetable Wholesale.
There may be insureds that engage in both Code 2105—Fruit Packing and Code 8209—Vegetable Packing operations, either during the same time period or at different times during the year due to harvesting of seasonal crops. It has been the practice to permit the assignment of both Codes 2105 and 8209 to the risk engaged in both of these operations provided the risk meets the requirements of Basic Manual Rule 1-D-3. Please refer to Basic Manual Rule 2-G to determine under which condition a division of payroll is permitted for employees who interchange between these classifications.
Massachusetts Code 2105 applies to insureds engaged in fruit and/or vegetable packing operations. Refer to Code 8048—Store—Fruit or Vegetable—Wholesale for those dealers engaged in the incidental repackaging of fruits and/or vegetables.