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1934 Fatalities

The following information was taken from the Volume Four of the Hoover Dam Project History, pages 295-298. The information is presented here in the same format as it is printed in the history.

Industrial Fatalities

Accidental Falls
Date Name Place Employed by
Feb. 1 Rosyn Grant Arizona Spillway Six Cos. Inc.
Mar. 23 Harry Morgan No. 5 Intake Tower Six Cos. Inc.
Apr. 14 Allen Jackson Dam Six Cos. Inc.
May 25 Fred Deckmann Babcock & Wilcox Plant The Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Sept. 26 John W. Rawls Dam Six Cos. Inc.
Nov. 1 Paul L. Jordan Bab. & Wil. Plant The Babcock & Wilcox Co.

Electrocuted
Date Name Place Employed by
May 16 G.D. McIsaac On Arizona side of project Six Cos. Inc.
Sept. 16 Frank Allen Fritz
Alias James O'Neill,
Alias Frank Allen Boden
Steel Yard in Boulder City Six Cos. Inc.

Elevator Accident
Date Name Place Employed by
Mar. 10 George R. Richardson Elevator at damsite Six Cos. Inc.

Struck by Machinery or Falling Equipment
Date Name Place Employed by
Feb. 6 Kenneth L. Walden dam Six Cos. Inc.
May 26 Samuel L. Carter Concrete dinkey on
trestle of Nevada keyway
Six Cos. Inc.
June 24 Victor K. Auchard No. 3 Arizona Penstock
Tunnel
Six Cos. Inc.
Nov. 1 Richard M. Whelan Tunnel No. 4,
Nevada side
The Babcox & Wilcox Co.
Nov. 1 Martin L. Hampel Tunnel No. 4,
Nevada side
The Babcox & Wilcox Co.
Nov. 4 Alfred E. Foreman Tunnel No. 4,
Nevada side
The Babcox & Wilcox Co.
Nov. 14 Kenneth H. Rankin Dam Bureau of Reclamation

Struck by Falling Material
Date Name Place Employed by
Jan. 22 George Good Dam Slot Six Cos. Inc.
Feb. 26 Eugene Buckner Diverson Tunnel No. 4 Six Cos. Inc.
May 20 Howard Bentley Lower No. 1 Tunnel Six Cos. Inc.
Aug. 27 Harris Lange Babcock & Wilcox Plant The Babcock & Wilcox Co.

Non-Industrial Fatalities

Automobile Accident
Date Name Employee of
Ju.y 4 J.B. Rainboth Six Cos. Inc.

Accidental Fall
Date Name Employee of
June 11 Grant Miles Six Cos. Inc.

Drowning
Date Name Employee of
May 17 William Reynolds Bureau of Reclamation

Deaths from Natural Causes
Pneumonia
Date Name Employee of
Jan. 12 Charles King Six Cos. Inc.
Jan 15. Sam Rather Anderson Bros. Supply Co.
April 3 J.W. Pinckard Six Cos. Inc.
July 11 Raymond Allen Six Cos. Inc.
Aug. 11 Henry Fisher Six Cos Inc.
Sept. 22 William Sutton The Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Dec. 10 J.N. Slick The Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Dec. 14 Alton M. King The Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Dec. 25 Roy Drake The Babcock & Wilcox Co.

Deaths from Natural Causes
Miscellaneous
Date Name Cause of Death Employed by
Mar. 8 Frank Vales Septecemia Poisoning Six Cos. Inc.
April 19 N.C. Christoper Septecemia Pneuomcoccic Six Cos. Inc.
Aug. 4 C.L. Kesl Cerebral Vascular Disease Six Cos. Inc.
Nov. 25 Otis Breeding Typhoid Fever Six Cos. Inc.

No records available at this office concerning deaths on the project of persons not employed by Government or by the contractors.

Summary of Fatalities

Cause Industrial
Prec. 1934
Industrial
During 1934
Non-Industrial
Prec. 1934
Non-Industrial
During 1934
Total
Heat Prostration 13* 0 3 0
16
Drowning 5 0 1 1
7
Blasting 12 0 0 0
12
Falling Material 16 4 0 0
20
Accidental Falls 13 6 1 1
21
Struck by Equipment
or Machinery
17 7 0 0
24
Automobile Accidents 0 0 8 1
9
Misc. Accidents 4 3 0 0
7
Murders & Suicides 0 0 5 0
5
Pneumonia 0 0 29 9
38
Other Natural Causes 0 0 28 4
32
Totals 80 20 75 16
191
*Occured on job, but not classed as "Industrial Accident".

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