1931-1936: Construction of the Hoover Dam

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  1. Aristocrat

    Just a bunch of socialism and stuff. Hurrumph! Taxes should only be used to pay rich people for being rich.

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  2. Mike Withers

    I don’t believe the Hoover dam was a WPA project I seem to remember seeing a documentary that said the contractor cut lots of corners as far as safety goes, at the cost of lives and safety all so they could make more profit on the project. That’s not to say the laborers on the project weren’t hard working and brave. Unfortunately they were taken advantage of because they had no other options for work.

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  3. Michael

    I believe that most of the job related fatalities that occurred during it’s construction was directly related to carbon monoxide poisoning and not falls.

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