Coal Mining Fatalities

This database contains 2497 known Nova Scotia coal mining fatalities. Names, dates, places, mines, and causes of death have been painstakingly compiled. Despite this, it is by no means a complete list. Fatalities occurred before records were kept; descriptions of incidents and those involved were lost along with coal company records. Official recording of multiple deaths may have missed some names; in some cases, names are misspelled. However, this is likely the most complete list that exists. Please contact us if you know names to add.

Displaying page 40 of 50 pages (2497 entries).

Surname Given Name(s) Year Countysort descending Mine Cause
Arseneau Alex 1916 Cumberland Victoria Fall of roof
Soloman David Allen 1928 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Run over by a full trip of boxes
Hachey William 1932 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Dust and gas explosion; 1 of 5 killed
Hoeg Jesse Havelock 1959 Cumberland Cochran Fall of stone
McNeil Henry 1876 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 cause not recorded
May George 1887 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fatally hurt
Campbell John D 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Davis Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Hannager Peter 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McGillvary William 2nd 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McPhee Neil 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nicholson Malcolm 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Sherlock Robert A. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Armishaw Herbert 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Gas and coal dust explosion
Lowther William 1900 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Leg broken in fall of stone at working face
Foster Archie 1904 Cumberland Aberdeen Caught between box and chute; died on beaching bank
Delaney Douglas 1909 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Killed by runaway box
Gillespie David 1916 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by cage
Jones Hezekiah 1922 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone and coal from face
Brown George D. 1926 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Carter Ralston 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by full car on back slope
Weatherbee Lorne A. 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by trip
Pashkoski or Pasoshki Alexander 1946 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Killed by haulage
Skelton or Skilton Hollis T. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Knowlton Everett 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Clarke Kenneth 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McLeod Henry 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Bunton Alexander 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Massive gas and coal dust explosioni
Allen Fidele 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Legere Alfred 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Frank 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ross Robert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McMasters Earl J. 1969 Cumberland Springhill, Syndicate Mine or Springhill No. 1 Struck by empty trip
White Amos 1889 Cumberland Joggins Struck by rake in slope
Stevens William 1910 Cumberland Chignecto Explosion
Terrio or Terris Samuel 1918 Cumberland Joggins 2 runaway cars, died 2 days later
Brine Philip 1930 Cumberland Victoria No. 2 Gas explosion; 1 of 7 killed
LeBlanc Charles F. 1932 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Dust and gas explosion; 1 of 5 killed
Dowe or Dow Elroy 1960 Cumberland Bayview No. 8 (Green Crow) Killed by haulage
Ferguson David 1877 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Run over by counter balance
Crawford Clinton 1887 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of frozen clay; 1 of 2 killed
Campbell Alexander 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Dawson Samuel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Hayden John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKay H. J. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McVey David 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nash Henry 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Shipley Archibald 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Anderson Arthur 1891 Cumberland Springhill, East Slope No.1 Gas and coal dust explosion
Cargig William 1900 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fell on pick handles

Pages