Spring 2013

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Hundreds of workers died during the construction of Hoover Dam between 1931 and 1935, although official figures put the total at only 96. This reduced death toll was achieved through a variety of creative accounting methods, such as excluding workers who were injured on-site but who died in the hospital or even while being transported there. Signs like this one were installed to keep workers alert by reminding them of the irreversibility of death.
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