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
McDonald Arthur 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
O'Brien Harry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Stevens Eldon 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Wilson George G. 1901 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Run over by a loaded truck
MacKenzie Daniel 1901 Cumberland Joggins No. 3
McNeil Dan H. 1912 Cumberland Scotia Fall of stone; also recorded as a casualty - not dead
Main William 1919 Cumberland St. George Struck by runaway box
White Wilfred 1930 Cumberland Victoria No. 2 Gas explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Burke James J. 1940 Cumberland Victoria Undetermined
Crocker Frederick 1884 Cumberland Springhill Crushed between water box and timber
Bainbridge Ernest 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carter Reed 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Ernest Roger 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Legere Samuel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKinnon John 1st 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Morris James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Regan Bruce 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Taylor Douglas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Gualtieri or Gaualtiere Natali 1895 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 slope Fall from roof
Burns Patrick 1902 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Killed by passing rake
Elkin Fred 1906 Cumberland Springhill Killed by trolleys on surface
Graham Jabez 1912 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of coal; 1 of 2 killed
Rooney Ottie or Ronnie 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Stone rolled down fan slope, hit him on head
Reid William S. 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of coal
Nelson William J. 1929 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught between boom and car
Weatherbee Albert 1937 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Caught between rake and door
Michniak or Michmiak or Michneak Emerson 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Crushed between packs caused by bump
Gabriel Thomas 1949 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump
Paul Charles E. 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 2 killed
Hahnen John 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of coal
Ferguson William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Draegerman; carbon monoxide post explosion
Pyke Pleaman 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Bourgeois Bliss 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Harrison Cecil 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McDonald Edward 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Perrin Robert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Stevenson William 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
LeFavour Emile 1898 Cumberland Joggins No. 3 slope Struck by cage loaded with box of stone
Stephenson John E. 1912 Cumberland Scotia Fall of stone
Jowett or Gowett John Ernest 1920 Cumberland Victoria cause not recorded
White William 1930 Cumberland Victoria No. 2 Gas explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Tipping Royal Preston 1940 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Injuries from collision of empty boxes
Scully or Soully John 1885 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Run over by cage
Bentcliffe John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carter Clarence 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Fife Hiram 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Letcher Frank 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKinnon Laughlin 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Morrison Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Reid Peter 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion

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