Class Code 7538

Electric Light or Power Line Construction

Class code 7538 is used for employees that perform electric light or power line construction work, including drivers. This classification is all-inclusive and will cover personnel performing a variety of work such as the setting of poles or towers, the overhead stringing of cables or high tension wire, the installation of circuit breakers and transformers on poles or towers, and any incidental excavation and concrete work that may be required as well. The installation of floodlighting at stadiums and parks is also included. Additionally, contractors who engage in both overhead and below ground line or cable installation are included within class code 7538, so long as work is done manually and without the aid of automatic equipment that digs a trench, lays the cable, and backfills the hole in one operation.

Exclusions from this class code are those contractors who engage in right-of-way work that that is similar in scope but not directly related. Examples include tree removal work, brush or clearing right-of way operations, and landscape gardening functions. 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 7538

2020 Rate: $5.35

2019 Rate: $6.20

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 are adjusted annually by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

The 2020 rate for class code 7538 is 5.35 dollars for every 100 dollars of remuneration.

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

*This description of class code 7538 is a summary of the official description from NCCI that should be used for determining the correct application of a classification code for a Florida business and the groups of employees in that business. This short summary is provided as a courtesy for assisting FloridaWC's clients and potential clients in educating them about the most commonly used class codes in Florida that could be applied to their business operations. For more information about a class code, please use the contact form links below to request the official class codes descriptions from one of our insurance agents.