Class Code: 6217
Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:
Code 6217 is applied to specialist contractors who perform general excavation including ditch digging, burrowing, filling or backfilling, provided that such operations are not otherwise classified in the manual. The operations involve the removal of earth, small boulders and rocks by power shovels, trench diggers or bulldozers and piling it at the job site for backfill. The material may also be removed by dump trucks for fill in some other area.
Code 6217 includes excavation in connection with building foundations, swimming pools, landscape gardening and waterproofing operations. It does not include excavation in connection with street or road construction, dam or lock construction, pile driving, shaft sinking, caisson or cofferdam work.
This classification also is applied to specialist contractors who perform grading land and landfilling, provided that these operations are not otherwise classified in the manual. The classification includes ditch digging, burrowing, filling or backfilling, and operations such as scraping, cutting, piling or pushing the earth to rearrange the terrain. These operations utilize equipment such as bulldozers, motor graders and carryalls. The classification includes grading involved in airport construction, grading of land preparatory to construction or planting, grading of parking lots, etc. It does not include grading in connection with street or road construction, dam or lock construction, pile driving, shaft sinking, and caisson or cofferdam work.
Building raising or moving operations should be assigned in the following manner, provided that payroll separation is maintained:
When no separation of payroll exists, the payroll for the entire operation must be assigned to Code 5703 or the highest rated classification that applies, whichever is greater.
Specialist contractors who remove trees using mechanical equipment are assigned by analogy to Code 6217 since this work essentially involves digging or excavation operations. Tree removal operations assigned to Code 6217 include 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.
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.
When a portion of the operations of a risk are insured in a monopolistic state fund, consideration must be given to the special rules and requirements that may exist in such cases.
Related Operations Not Classified to Code 6217:
Certain Code 6217 operations are designated as “not otherwise classified” (NOC). These NOC operations apply to an employer only when no other classification more specifically describes the employer’s operations. The following is a representative list of classifications somewhat related in nature to Code 6217 operations that are not assigned to Code 6217:
CROSS-REF. AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION—GRADING & DRIVERS
CROSS-REF. BLASTING ROCK & DRIVERS (N/A MA)
Code 6217 is applied to specialist contractors who blast or remove mass rock of any type. The rock may be blasted by loading previously drilled holes with dynamite, water gels, caps, etc., and blasting or setting off the explosives. When these holes are drilled by the blasting contractor, Code 6217 is assigned to the drilling. When these holes are drilled by a specialist drilling contractor, Code 6204—Drilling is assigned to the drilling operation. Jackhammers or steel balls may be used to break up the rock sections, which are then loaded into dump trucks for removal or storage.
Code 6217 is assigned to blasting operations when these operations are conducted by an employer assigned to Code 4777—Explosives Distributors & Drivers.
CROSS-REF. CLEARING OF RIGHT-OF-WAY—ELECTRIC, POWER, TELEPHONE, BURGLAR, OR FIRE ALARM LINES—BRUSH CLEARING OR REMOVAL—NEW OR EXISTING RIGHT-OF-WAY & DRIVERS
|Applies to the clearing or removal of brush using mechanical equipment.
Clearing right-of-ways for electric or power lines, telephone or telegraph lines, or burglar or fire alarm lines may involve tree removal, tree pruning or tree stump removal. The following classification assignments apply to work involving trees for those employers contracting exclusively for clearing right-of-ways.
Related Operations Not Classified to Code 6217:
CROSS-REF. GRADING OF LAND NOC & DRIVERS
|Includes burrowing, filling or backfilling. Separately rate: mass rock excavation, grading or excavation in connection with street or road construction, pile driving, shaft sinking, caisson or cofferdam work.
CROSS-REF. ROCK EXCAVATION & DRIVERS
(N/A HI, MN)
|Not tunneling or street or road construction.