Class Code: 5507

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 5507 applies to employers that perform street or road construction involving subsurface work. It includes the clearing of the right-of-way, earth excavating, and filling and grading when performed by the principal street or road contractor or other insured street or road subcontractors. In connection with earth excavation, it is not uncommon that some detached rock or small boulders may be removed and broken up.

Code 5507 applies to employers that perform street or road construction involving the preliminary excavating of mass rock from the right-of-way. Such operations may involve blasting to remove the rock on the side of a mountain. Code 5507 includes incidental quarrying and crushing of the rock that will be used in construction of the subsurface of the streets or roads. Street or road construction contractors that, at times, work in areas where no mass rock excavation is required, but operate a temporary quarry and crusher to supply rock for road builders, also fall within the scope of Code 5507.

This classification also includes sand and gravel digging when performed by contractors as a part of, and incidental to, its earth excavating and filling operations to place the roadbed at the proper grade. Additionally, it is customary for contractors who cut and fill the final grade of the earth foundation to put in small bridges or culverts, provided that the clearance is not more than 10 feet at any point or the distance between terminal abutments does not exceed 20 feet. Street or road contractors who widen or change the line or grade of the subsurface roadbed of existing streets or roads are also classified under Code 5507. This classification also applies to street or road construction contractors or specialist contractors who excavate, grade, lay the crushed stone base and install concrete drains in connection with the installation of artificial turf for baseball and football stadiums.

Special Conditions:

Extra-Territorial Classification Guidelines (Florida—refer to Florida Basic Manual Rule 2-L—Extraterritorial Rating Procedure) (New Hampshire—refer to New Hampshire Basic Manual Miscellaneous Rules Extraterritorial Auditing Procedure):

The following material was developed by NCCI to be used as a guide by auditors and underwriters in the determination of premium for contracting (construction or erection employers) with extra-territorial employments where no company guidelines have been established for this purpose. Construction or erection classifications are indicated by the addition of a construction code symbol (  ) next to the classification code number.

1.    Payroll of employees of contractors who have their place of business in a given state and operate also in adjoining states and who are constantly crossing state lines, but usually return to their homes each night, should be assigned to their headquarters’ state. Example: Contractors such as electricians, plumbers, carpet layers, etc.
2.    The payroll for executive supervisors who may visit a job but who are not in direct charge of a job must be assigned to the state in which their headquarters are located.
3.    There are contractors who maintain a permanent staff of employees and superintendents. If any of these employees or superintendents are assigned to a job that is located in a state other than their headquarters’ state, either for the duration of the job or any portion thereof, their payroll must be assigned to the highest rated of either the state in which the job is located or the headquarters’ state.
4.    The payroll of employees who are hired for a specific job project should be assigned to the state in which the job is located.

When a portion of the operations of an employer is insured in a monopolistic state fund, consideration must be given to the special rules and requirements that may exist in such cases.


(N/A FL)

Note:  Includes incidental quarrying or stone crushing. No tunneling.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 4.02

Construction Exemption Required: Yes