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Classification Phraseology as of:
1/1/2018
 
Classification Code:
1122
 
Phraseology:

MINING — surface — no shafts, tunnels, or drifts — all employees

Footnote:

This classification applies to surface mining (open pit method) of ores and minerals, including but not limited to gold, borax, graphite, gypsum and perlite. This classification includes all activities involved in the construction or operation of the mine, including but not limited to the construction of buildings, roads, water systems, power lines or tramways; the installation, operation or maintenance of machinery or equipment; the operation of commissaries and blasting when performed by the mine operator. This classification includes mining engineers engaged in geophysical exploration, surveying and mapping of sites.

Subsequent ore milling operations shall be separately classified as 1452, Mining — ore milling.

Underground mining operations shall be classified as 1123, Mining — underground — with shafts, tunnels or drifts; all employees with exposure to underground mining operations, and 1124, Mining — underground - surface employees.

Rock quarrying operations shall be classified as 1624(1), Quarries.

Blasting operations performed on a fee basis are classified as 1330, Blasting.

Industry Group/Related Classifications:
Approved Pure Premium Rate:
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Effective DatePure Premium RateNote
1/1/2018$5.99New/Renewal
7/1/2017$7.68New/Renewal
1/1/2017$8.33New/Renewal
Prior Phraseology and Footnote:
Shown below is the previously published phraseology and footnoteEffective Date

Phraseology:
MINING — surface — no shafts, tunnels, or drifts — all employees

Footnote:
This classification includes commissary department employees, watchpersons and all employees engaged in any work incidental to or in connection with the construction of buildings, the reconditioning, preparation, development, operation and/or maintenance of the project, including the operation of tramways not connected with underground haulage, the installation of surface equipment and surface machinery, construction of roads, the clearing of ground, construction, repair and maintenance of flumes, ditches, sluice boxes, water systems, power lines, buildings, structures or equipment, and the operation of blacksmith shops, sawmills, machine shops, car repair shops, mechanical gold separators, and drivers and their helpers.

This classification applies to surface mining (open pit method) of ores and minerals, including but not limited to gold, borax, tungsten, graphite, gypsum and coal.

Subsequent ore milling operations shall be separately classified as 1452, Mining — ore milling.

Underground mining operations shall be classified as 1123, Mining — underground, and 1124, Mining — Surface Employees of underground mining.

Rock quarrying operations shall be classified as 1624(1), Quarries.

Industry Group/Related Classifications:
Mining

Rules:
USRP, Part 3, Section IV, Rule 5, Mining

1/1/2014
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