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Hoover Dam Construction Fatalities Statistics

Hoover Dam Construction Fatalities statistics show that around 112 workers lost their lives during the building of the dam between 1931 and 1936.

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"The construction of the Hoover Dam started in 1931."

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"The Hoover Dam was completed in 1936."

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"The official death toll is 96 workers during the construction of the Hoover Dam"

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"The first fatality happened on December 20, 1922, 9 years before actual construction began"

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"The last fatality occurred on December 20, 1935, the year the dam was completed."

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"Hoover Dam construction fatalities include workers who died from causes unrelated to construction, such as pneumonia and heart failure."

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"More than 20,000 men worked on the Hoover Dam."

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"There were no official records of deaths from "pneumonia" in county records."

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"Sixteen workers and an unknown number of tourists have died from falls at the dam since it was completed."

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"According to a water education foundation, The Bureau of Reclamation lists 13 reasons for deaths during construction, including heat exposure and drowning."

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"In late 1932, around 42 Hoover Dam workers had succumbed to a mysterious illness labeled as "pneumonia"."

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"While construction companies initially blamed deaths on natural causes or pre-existing conditions, lawsuits eventually revealed "tunnel disease" or carbon monoxide poisoning was the likely cause."

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"Many of the Hoover Dam workers were unskilled laborers from across the United States, especially the southern states."

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"Albert D. Brown was the only African American who died during the construction of the dam."

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"Incredulously, there have been cases where workers survived after a fall from considerable heights during the construction of the Hoover Dam."

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