The Hoover Dam Project in the US was vitally important to the country, but a hazardous work site, claiming 112 lives. What links the first and last deaths on the project?

Answer: The men who died were father and son. J.G. Tierney died on December 20, 1922, drowning while surveying the Colorado river early on in the construction phase. In a tragic twist of fate, thirteen years later to the day, his son, Patrick W. Tierney, fell from an intake tower and died.

Source: Construction – Building the Impossible by Nathan Aaseng

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