Hoover Dam. Lake Mead

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Salvador Rafael Busó… on June 30, 2012

Very nice panoramic shot

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Evgeny Shmelev on June 30, 2012
  • Sabit Tagiyev,
  • SocVoro,

thank you for the friendly comments! Have a nice weekend, best regards, Eugene

Very good composition, beautiful colors! Like 16.

Scyld Scefing on July 17, 2012

Удивительный, неземной пейзаж! В избранное

Luppo Lui on August 15, 2012

impressive shot!


cheers, Diemo

Rita Eberle-Wessner on September 6, 2012

funny - the Hoover Dam I visited too

holubv on September 23, 2012

Nice picture! LIKE . Greetings Vilo

jfbonnefond on March 3, 2014

Wonderful Hoover dam. LIKE + FAV. Greetings. JEAN

tayfun demirci on April 10, 2014

There were 112 deaths associated with the construction of the dam.Included in that total was J. G. Tierney, a surveyor who drowned on December 20, 1922, while looking for an ideal spot for the dam. He is generally counted as the first man to die in the construction of Hoover Dam. His son, Patrick W. Tierney, was the last man to die working on the dam's construction, 13 years to the day later. Ninety-six of the deaths occurred during construction at the site. Of the 112 fatalities, 91 were Six Companies employees, three were BOR employees, and one was a visitor to the site, with the remainder employees of various contractors not part of Six Companies.

Not included in the official fatalities number were deaths that were recorded as pneumonia. Workers alleged that this diagnosis was a cover for death from carbon monoxide poisoning, brought on by the use of gasoline-fueled vehicles in the diversion tunnels, and a classification used by Six Companies to avoid paying compensation claims. The site's diversion tunnels frequently reached 140 °F (60 °C), enveloped in thick plumes of vehicle exhaust gases. A total of 42 workers were recorded as having died from pneumonia; none was listed as having died from carbon monoxide poisoning. No deaths of non-workers from pneumonia were recorded in Boulder City during the construction period.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 14, 2012
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    by Evgeny Shmelev
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2012/04/24 21:31:59
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash