Las Vegas, NV Boulder Dam Explosion, Jun 1931


LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 23--(UP)--A dynamite explosion which claimed the lives of two men and injured three others late Saturday night, near the site of Boulder dam, was scheduled for investigation by a coroner's jury today.

The dead were William Bryant, 42, and Jim Sweeney. Lee Ivey, C. Buckston, 25, and Press Hughes, 28, were the injured, Ivey the most seriously.

The blast, which happened in the Nevada tunnel on the Six Companies' railroad to the damsite, occurred when Sweeney too vigorously tamped a charge of 60 per cent dynamite into a hole, it was said.

Other premature blasts and slides on the preliminary dam work have killed five men during the past two months.

Ogden Standard Examiner, Ogden, UT 22 Jun 1931