MoapaPk wrote: 1000Pks wrote:
...but I have heard of Native Americans used in high rise construction and other things like that, because of what you say; the lack of fear of heights
Given past times, I'd say that was like using African Americans for loading munitions, a hazardous job without the glory and supposed usefulness, as the local Port Chicago disaster. Just deemed less than equals. A racist view but for racist times.
The Mohawks in NY were paid well for high steel work, and were respected by their peers.
No workman's comp back then, so probably no stats on workplace injury or deaths. High rise work is pretty dangerous, we had a death some years back and it was an issue in the papers for awhile.
Nisei soldiers in WWII took heavy casualties and received military honors but as infantry, affected the outcome of the war very little. Vets parading get booed or silent treatment as of late, although maybe by just a disgruntled hateful few.