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1935 Fatalities

The following information was taken from the Volume Five of the Hoover Dam Project History, pages 321-323. 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. 21 B.R. Reaves Nev. Spillway Raise Six Cos. Inc.
Aug. 14 Wm. R. Skaloud Catwalk of overhead electric crane The Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Nov. 17 Albert G. Loper Powerhouse Six Cos. Inc.
Dec. 20 Patrick W. Tierney Intake Tower Government

Cableway Accident
Date Name Place Employed by
Feb. 19 Kenneth L. Wilson No. 11 Hi-Line Six Cos. Inc.

Struck by Machinery or Falling Equipment
Date Name Place Employed by
Jan. 3 J.W. Pitts Dam Six Cos. Inc.
May 15 David C. Nixon Nevada Spillway Six Cos. Inc.
May 17 Verne Mason Powerhouse Six Cos. Inc.
June 21 Harold Koile Intake Tower The Babcock & Wilcox Co.
June 21 Wayman Marcus Welch,
alias J.W. Matson
Intake Tower The Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Nov. 24 Roy Stevens Lower Nevada Adit Six Cos. Inc.

Non-Industrial Fatalities

Automobile Accident
Date Name Employed by
July 5 Frank E. Scherr The Babcock & Wilcox Co.

Accidental Fall
Date Name Employed by
July 6 Robert V. Miller Six Cos. Inc.

Motorcycle Accident
Date Name Employed by
Aug. 2 Ary B. Senterfitt The Babcock & Wilcox Co.

Deaths from Natural Causes - Miscellaneous
Date Name Cause of death Employed by
Jan. 2 Frank Staehle Bronchopneumonia Six Cos. Inc.
Jan. 28 Harvey E. Bolich Pneumonia The Babcox & Wilcox Co.
Feb. 8 Thomas Wood Respiratory Infection Six Cos. Inc.
Feb. 15 Lee W. Dana Spinal Meningitis Six Cos. Inc.
April 3 James McCaffery Cancer Six Cos. Inc.
May 26 Tom N. Hulsey Pneumonia Six Cos. Inc.
May 31 Eugene A. Shaver
(true name Andrew D.J. McNaulty)
Meningococcus meningitis Six Cos. Inc.
Nov. 6 Martin Kelly Bronchopneumonia Six Cos. Inc.

Summary of Fatalities

Cause Industrial
Prec. 1935
Industrial
During 1935
Non-Industrial
Prec. 1935
Non-Industrial
During 1935
Total
Heat Prostration 13* 0 3 0
16
Drowning 5 0 2 0
7
Blasting 12 0 0 0
12
Falling Material 20 0 0 0
20
Accidental Falls 19 4 2 1
26
Struck by Equipment or Machinery 24 6 0 0
30
Automobile Accidents 0 0 9 1
10
Misc. Accidents 7 1 0 1
9
Murders & Suicides 0 0 5 0
5
Pneumonia 0 0 38 4
42
Other Natural Causes 0 0 32 4
36
Totals 100 11 91 11
213
*Occured on job, but not classed as "Industrial Accident".

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