LPL/Planetary Science Field Trips:


Nevada Test Site

Saturday: Hoover Dam

You can also check out Eric's Hoover Dam history page.

Top Ten Causes of Death in the Construction of Boulder Dam
or, for the planetary connection,
Top Ten Causes of Death in the Solar System if People Actually Lived Out There

list courtesy of Eric Wegryn, who swears this is true.
Number in parentheses denotes actual number of people killed.

10. Drowning (4)
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead area. Aerial photo by Eric Wegryn.
9. Electrocution (4)
8. Rock or gravel slide (5)
7. Hit by truck (5)
6. Struck by electric shovel or crane (8)
5. Explosion (10)
4. Hit by falling rocks (12)
3. Heat prostration (13)
2. Crushed by heavy equipment (13)
1. Fell to their death (25)

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Last Modified: November 9, 1995