Workers' Compensation Insurance

Class Code 6018

Dam or Lock Construction: Earth Moving or Placing

Author Information

Martin Summers

Insurance Agent

Class code 6018 is used for employees that perform earth moving or earth placing related work, done in connection with dam or lock construction projects. Examples of duties that may be performed include, but are not limited to, excavation, burrowing, backfilling, filling, and grading. This class code is all inclusive, and includes all operations that are performed within the scope of this type of work, including drivers.

Exclusions to this class code include any person or operation that is involved with mass rock excavation, pile driving, shaft sinking, tunneling, caisson or cofferdam work, as well as concrete work and timber or brush cutting and removal work done in connection with the construction of dams or locks. When classifying workers to this class code, it is also important to follow the extra-territorial classification guidelines for each worker to ensure that they are properly classified.

Florida Rates for Class Code 6018

2014 Rate: $3.84
2013 Rate: $4.44

Each workers' compensation class code in Florida has a unique rate assigned to it based on the likelihood of workplace injuries for the group of employees throughout the state that are assigned to that class code. Click this link for more information about the ratemaking process. The rates used in Florida workers comp insurance were increased in 2014 by an average of 6.1% by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

For class code 6018, this rate change resulted in a 15.6% decrease from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 3.84 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. With the decrease in rates this year, the 2014 rate is 61.9% below the 2003 rate of 11.66 dollars.

Despite the manual rates being set by the Florida government for workers comp class codes, there are still ways that employers can lower their overall workers compensation costs and total premium. Our insurance agents would like the opportunity to discuss these premium discounts and other cost savings measures with your business. Contact us today to receive competitive quotes for your business.

Other Related Class Codes

  • 6017 for concrete work, dam or lock construction
  • 6252 for shaft sinking, and other similar non-pneumatic work
  • 2702 for logging or lumbering

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