Class Code: 7855
Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:
Code 7855 contemplates the laying of rock, ballast on the grade, the laying of ties, and the laying of track. This classification applies to such operations on new roads, and also to the relaying of track or ties for old roads. There is no classification distinction for work on main lines, side tracks, or spurs to industrial properties. It also includes such work as the installation of crossover frogs and switches, the erection of switch stands and switch mechanism, erection of cattle guards, the placing of grade crossing planking, and similar operations directly incidental to the laying or relaying of tracks. The appropriate construction or erection classifications are assigned to railroad construction operations other than the laying or relaying of tracks. Code 7855 also applies to the maintenance of the way or tracks and contemplates such operations as the placing of additional ballast on the right-of-way, the replacing of worn ties and rails. It covers the type of work which is normally undertaken by a section crew of a railroad in those cases where the railroad prefers to have contractors perform its maintenance work rather than to employ direct labor. The scope of the maintenance classification extends to such operations as the cutting of weeds from the right-of-way, the repairing of fences along the right-of-way, the digging of small drainage ditches, and the filling in of small washouts caused by heavy rains, etc.
Code 7855 additionally applies to the removal of railroad ties. The original construction or erection classifications that were applicable to construction or erection operations other than the erection of railroad ties are also assigned to operations that involve the removal of these other construction or erection materials.
Please refer to Code 5403 for extra-territorial premium determination guidelines that may be applicable to employers that have operations outside their headquarters’ state.