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.

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Surname Given Name(s) Year Countysort descending Mine Cause
Venus Donald W. 1961 Cumberland Syndicate Electrocution on slope
Hudson or Hodgeson John 1883 Cumberland Chignecto Suffocated by carbonic acid (1 of 3 killed)
Ackles Charles 1909 Cumberland Jubilee, River Hebert Killed by runaway box
Gibson Harry 1915 Cumberland Joggins Haulage rope breaking
O'Regan James 1924 Cumberland Joggins No. 7 Fall of coal
Legere Sanford 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
White Edward or Elwood 1957 Cumberland Bayview Fall of stone
Mackey or Mackie James 1887 Cumberland Springhill Leg broken; caught by cage in balance
Budd Alonzo 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Conway James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Guthro Lazarus 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McEachern John D. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNeil Rod C. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nairn James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Rushton Stephen 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Wry Edgar 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Fraser William K. 1898 Cumberland Springhill Surface Cause not recorded
Elbridge Clifford 1904 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall in chute, smothered by coal
LeBlanc Tillman 1909 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Haulage rope injury
Ridgeway George 1915 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of stone
McDonald Allan 1922 Cumberland No.9 ? (may be Glace Bay) Fall of stone
Mitchell William James 1925 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by trip of boxes; 1 of 2 killed
Yorke Eugene I. 1932 Cumberland Springhill No. 7 Fall of stone on Longwall
Clarke Walter 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by box
Porter Thomas D. 1945 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by rake
Nelson Vernon V. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Gilroy Russell A. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Campbell Alex 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McLellan Ben 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Armishaw Herbert 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Massive gas and coal dust explosioni
Embree Harry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
LeBlanc Abbey 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Edward 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Rose Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Gilroy Floyd O. 1969 Cumberland Syndicate Fall of stone
Burrows John 1883 Cumberland Chignecto Suffocated by carbonic acid (1 of 3 killed)
Sawyer George 1908 or 1909 Cumberland Joggins Suffocated by smoke
Moffat Clifford 1915 Cumberland Minudie Fall of stone
Wood David Edgar 1924 Cumberland Strathcona Fall of roof
Boudreau Daniel J. 1932 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Dust and gas explosion; 1 of 5 killed
Burke Frederick John 1957 Cumberland Bayview Fall of stone
Townsend Leonard 1876 Cumberland Spring Hill Colliery Mine Crushed by drum, fall of a gin
McDonald William 1887 Cumberland Springhill Fall of coal from face
Campbell Donald 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Crawford john 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Hallet Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McFadden Robert 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNutt Charles 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nash Charles 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Sharples James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion

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