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
Cole Cecil 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Hunter Whylie or Wylie 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Clarence 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Reid Layton 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Welch George 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Burke Charles 1883 Cumberland Joggins Fall of coal
Carson James 1908 Cumberland Chignecto Fell down balance
Porter James 1914 Cumberland Black Diamond Thawing Samsonite (possibly a powder brand)
Long or Lank Lawrence 1922 Cumberland Minudie #2 Powder ignited by cartridge explosion, died 14 days later
Stevens Charles L. 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
Gibbons Peter 1950 Cumberland Bayview No.8 or No. 7 Killed by haulage, lived 1 day
McLeod Murdock 1886 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Fall of roof
Brunt Alexander 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Collins Mathew 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Gallager Peter 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McDonald John J. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNeil Joshua 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nairn John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Ross Murdock 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Wilson Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Cunningham William M. 1897 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of rock on mail level
Hyatt Percy 1903 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Killed in return side of fire door conveyors
Jordan Percy or Perdy 1908 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Run over by rake
Hacquoil Alexander 1914 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fatal injuries
Murphy Carl G. 1921 Cumberland Springhill Caught between beam of screen floor and break wheel of a moving railway car
Pettigrew Charles 1924 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Czanoli or Czalonic John 1931 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Hunter Joseph E. 1941 Cumberland Cumberland Railway & Coal Crushed by conveyor belt
Jacob or Jacobs Louis L. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Goode Allen H. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Fear John L. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Betts David 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Lewis Harold 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Vance David 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Corkum Clyde 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Hyatt Warren 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Varley 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Reid Lester 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
White Carl 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Lockhart Dan 1883 Cumberland Chignecto Killed by cage going off track
Boudreau or Budro Lemuel 1907 Cumberland Strathcona Burnt by gas fire
Jennings Thomas 1915 Cumberland Joggins Fall of stone
Cope William A. 1922 Cumberland Victoria Caught between roof and car on slope, died 30 days later
LeBlanc Joseph Adolph 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
Melanson Frank 1951 Cumberland Cochran
Turner George 1886 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of top coal
Brunt Andrew 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Connorton John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Gillis John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McDonald Rory B. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion

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