Contri Date: 8-10-10 // High Scaler Sculpture—by Steven Liguori, suspends in lifelike fashion just outside the High Scaler Cafe depicting a high scaler in the likeness of Joe Kine, one of the last surviving men to hold that job at Hoover Dam. High scalers hung hundreds of feet in the air on the side of the canyon knocking away loose rock and setting dynamite charges with a jackhammer. The workers lived in tents or shacks for as long as three years without clean water, toilets or protection from the extreme weather. 96 men died in accidents while building the dam. Several dozen more died from heat or carbon monoxide poisoning. Possibly hundreds of wives, children and others died from disease, polluted water or heat.