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
Tabor Monty 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Long William 1901 or 1902 Cumberland Jubilee, River Hebert Bankhead under construction fell on him
McPhee David 1913 Cumberland Chignecto cause not recorded
McAloney Robert L. 1920 Cumberland Maple Leaf Struck by runaway box, died 6 days later
McCallum William 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Went over surface dump with car
Muckle or Muckie David 1943 Cumberland Bayview Run over by trip
Haslam James 1885 Cumberland Syndicate burned by explosion of powder; 1 of 3 killed
Burchill or Birchill William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carter Willard 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Findlayson Daniel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Livingstone Henry 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McLeod Rory 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Mott Ernest 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Ripley Clifford 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Vance Alexander 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Horne or Horone William 1895 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall from roof
Melanson Dosithe 1902 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Cause not recorded
Bratcher George 1907 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Suffocated by gas
Gillespie William 1913 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught between box at 4700 bottom
Blue Duncan 1919 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by runaway rake
Smith George 1923 Cumberland Springhill Surface Cause not recorded
Schwinghammer or Swinghammer Fred 1929 Cumberland Springhill No. 7 Fall of stone
Ross Edward 1939 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of rock, died 4 days later
Rushton William A. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal
Crosson or Crossin Harry 1950 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Cottenden William J. 1953 Cumberland Springhill (Cumberland Railway & Coal) Electricity, on surface
Alderson or Anderson Ephriam 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Glennie Avard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Spence Ernel 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Bryan Percy 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Henwood Harlan 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McFarlane Roy 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Raper Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Tabor Raymond 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McAskill D. 1864 Cumberland Victoria
Liddle Alex 1904 Cumberland Chignecto Caught between box & coal crib, died 9 days later
Hurley William 1913 Cumberland Lawson Tube of boiler burst
Purdy Walter Charles 1921 Cumberland St. George Struck by piece of coal blown off by shot
Jones Thomas 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
Linkletter Harris Karl 1943 Cumberland Standard (Sweetcake) or Strathcona No.2 Struck by stemming from shot hole
Tower Thomas 1885 Cumberland Syndicate burned by explosion of powder; 1 of 3 killed
Bond George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Casey jude 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Fletcher Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Lockhart Daniel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McLeod Neil 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Muckle Samuel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Robbins James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Watt David 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Gallant Lawrence 1896 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 slope Runaway in slope

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