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1932 Fatalities

The following information was taken from the Volume Two of the Hoover Dam Project History, pages 299-304. The information is presented here in the same format as it is printed in the history.

Industrial Fatalities

Drowning
Date Name Place Employer
Feb. 25 Ben Johnson Water Tank at Lo-Mix Conc. Pl Six Co. Inc.
Nov. 16 Carl Soderstrom Colorado River at lower portals Six Co. Inc.

Blasting
Date Name Place Employer
Apr. 14 Carl Bennet Tunnel #1 Six Co. Inc.
Aug. 31 E.H. Gamniell Outlets Nevada Div. Tunnels Six Co. Inc.

Falling Rock or Slides
Date Name Place Employer
Mar. 30 Frank Bradley Tunnel #3 Six Co. Inc.
Apr. 27 Bert Lynch Tunnel #1 Six Co. Inc.
May 20 Ben S. Joyce Inlet Tunnel #1 Six Co. Inc.
Sept. 24 Vincent I. Kemnitz Outlet Tunnel #1 Six Co. Inc.
Sept. 28 James C. Roberts Nev. Spillway Raise Six Co. Inc.

Falls from Canyon Walls
Date Name Place Employer
Jan. 7 S.A. McDaniel Outlets Nev. Div. Tunnels Six Co. Inc.
July 29 A. Girardi Fell from Canyon Wall Six Co. Inc.
Sept. 25 P.B. Hicks Ariz. Spillway Six Co. Inc.
Nov. 9 Louis Goss Nev. Abutment Six Co. Inc.
Dec. 23 Walter Hamer, Jr. Airz. Valve House Six Co. Inc.

Struck by Heavy Equipment
Date Name Place Employer
Feb. 11 Joe Talbert Inlets Div. Tunnels Six Co. Inc.
Apr. 21 H.H. Nightengale Inlet Tunnel #4 Six Co. Inc.
Apr. 26 L.N. McBride Inlet Tunnel #2 Six Co. Inc.
May 8 J.R. Moore Tunnel #3 Six Co. Inc.
June 17 H.L. Scathern Div. Tunnel Six Co. Inc.
July 25 Walter Hardesty Tunnel #4 Six Co. Inc.

Truck Accidents
Date Name Place Employer
Mar. 11 O.A. George Lower Portals Repair Pit Six Co. Inc.
May 11 John Abercrombie Highway to Upper Portals Six Co. Inc.
July 27 E.A. Bishop Near Lo-Mix Plant Six Co. Inc.
Dec. 12 Dan Shovlin Inlet Tunnel #2 Six Co. Inc.

Miscellaneous Accidents
Date Name Cause Employer
May 30 Hiram A. Willis Electrocuted Six Co. Inc.
Aug. 24 A.E. Wooden Crushed by Tunnel Form Six Co. Inc.
Dec. 1 R.R. Pettigrew Electrocuted Six Co. Inc.

Non-Industrial

Pneumonia
Date Name Employer
Jan. 26 Mrs. Anna Peterson Not employed
Jan. 30 C.L. Allen Six Co. Inc.
Apr. 2 Phillip A. Lowe Six Co. Inc.
Apr. 6 E.C. Rowe Six Co. Inc.
Apr. 18 Harold Rex Six Co. Inc.
May 16 Martin Ostrom Six Co. Inc.
July 5 John McMaster Six Co. Inc.
July 16 R. D. Creighton Six Co. Inc.
Nov. 26 M.C. Van Rader Six Co. Inc.
Dec. 1 Walter Long Six Co. Inc.
Dec. 4 Norman Baker Six Co. Inc.
Dec. 6 Frank Holtry Six Co. Inc.
Dec. 8 Bert Sanford Six Co. Inc.
Dec. 9 A.W. McCready Six Co. Inc.
Dec. 21 James McGinty Six Co. Inc.
Dec. 30 George Overgard Six Co. Inc.

Heart Trouble
Date Name Employer
Feb. 19 W.E. Thomas Six Co. Inc.
June 21 Lewis Herbert Hale Not employed
Dec. 3 Nelson R. Smith Six Co. Inc.
Dec. 14 Frank D. Baker Six Co. Inc.
Dec. 30 Charles A. DeDay U.S.B.R.

Spinal Meningitis
Date Name Employer
Jan. 19 B. Gorash Six Co. Inc.
June 30 Mrs. Olive Woodland Not employed

Other Natural Causes
Date Name Cause Employer
Nov. 11
(1931)
*Baby Gibson Natural causes
3 hrs. after birth
Not Employed
Apr. 6 Infant of Mrs.
Norma Curtis
Premature Birth Not employed
Apr. 13 Alberta Jean Dearing Enlargement of Thymus Not employed
May 4 Mrs. Mabel Connelly Cardis Renal Not employed
June 11 Leroy Perdue Perforated Gastric Ulcer Six Co. Inc.
June 21 Ruby Nell Skinner Acute Gastroenteritis Not employed
Aug. 14 Mrs. Henatta Innella Tuberculosis Not employed
Dec. 6 A.M. Hale Scarlet Fever Six Co. Inc.
Dec. 21 J.A. Smock Acute Encephalitis Six Co. Inc.
* Not reported until May 23, 1932.

Miscellaneous
Date Name Cause Employer
Jan. 17 James R. Reid Automobile Accident Hunger Cure Restaurant
Mar. 22 Larry Malon Suicide Former Employee
Six Co. Inc.
Mar. 22 Walter Dimand Automobile Accident Not Employed
Apr. 16 L.S. Blevens Automobile Accident Six Co. Inc.
July 6 Frank Lehman Automobile Accident Six Co. Inc.
Nov. 14 D. Budworth Killed off Reservation Six Co. Inc.
Nov. 16 Ted Wells Fell from Canyon Wall Not employed
Dec. 9 John B. Costello Killed off Reservation Six Co. Inc.
Dec. 17 O.J. Pattison Struck by Automobile Six Co. Inc.
Dec. 20 Mrs. May Stringfellow Automobile Accident Not employed

Summary of Fatalities

Cause Industrial
Prec. 1932
Industrial
During 1932
Non-Industrial
Prec. 1932
Non-Industrial
During 1932
Total
Heat Prostration 13 0 3 0
16
Drowning 3 2 1 0
6
Blasting 7 2 0 0
9
Falling Rock 6 5 0 0
11
Accidental Falls 1 5 0 1
7
Struck by equipment 1 10 0 0
11
Automobile Accidents 0 0 1 6
7
Misc. Accidents 0 3 0 0
3
Murders & Suicides 0 0 0 3
3
Pneumonia 0 0 5 16
21
Other Natural Causes 0 0 7 15
22
Totals 31 27 17 41
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