Bryan - Hoover Dam Chapter 5

Bryan - Hoover Dam Chapter 5 - Chapter 5 "Incessant,...

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Chapter 5 “Incessant, Monstrous Activity” The rerouting of the river into the diversion tunnels concluded the first critical phase of the project. Now, it was time to build 2, earth and rock cofferdams. These were barriers to prevent seepage or backwash into the areas where the concrete would be poured. Building the dam was dangerous and there were many deaths and injuries. A main concern at this time was where the accident took place. The state of Arizona paid more compensation to accident victims or their survivors than Nevada did. When possible workers would drag the bodies of men who were killed in Nevada to the Arizona side of the canyon. Injured men also usually managed to get to the Arizona side of the canyon. Six Companies, who had to contribute to the insurance funds, suggested that as far as it was practical, “only single men should be employed in Arizona”, however this was not very successful. The 4 tunnels, the 2 cofferdams, and most of the high scaling had been
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2008 for the course HIST 2301 taught by Professor Trobridge during the Spring '07 term at Texas Tech.

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Bryan - Hoover Dam Chapter 5 - Chapter 5 "Incessant,...

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