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Class Code 6251

Tunneling – Not Pneumatic

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Martin Summers

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Class code 6251 is used for employees that are considered specialist contractors in non-pneumatic tunnel construction operations. This classification is all-inclusive and will cover all operations. Examples of jobs that are commonly performed include, but are not limited to, the removing of water, rock, and earth, placing, welding, and bolting bar stock and I-beams for support, shielding the bore by bolting or welding steel plates or wood bulkheads, lining the tunnel with concrete, steel or tile, and installing ventilation, lighting, and drainage systems as needed. Mechanical equipment, explosives, pumps, and drains are often used by those under this classification, as well as other various hand tools and welding apparatuses.

Subway construction and other operations performed under air pressure are excluded from class code 6251 and should be separately classified. 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 6251

2014 Rate: $9.14
2013 Rate: $8.04

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 6251, this rate change resulted in a 13.7% increase from 2013 to 2014. The 2014 rate for this classification is 9.14 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration. Even with the increase in rates this year, the 2014 rate is still 76.7% below the 2003 rate of 34.49 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.

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