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
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
McMillan John 1903 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Jammed between roof and box
Porter Archy 1908 or 1909 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught between box and rib
Clarke or Clark Ernest 1913 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fell off box
Taylor John B. 1919 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught in fly wheel
Barrett Victor 1924 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone and coal
Penny William 1928 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal
Stephenhardt or Stephenson or Tyopenhart Joseph 1939 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Hit by overhead iron booms, died 3 days later
Caldwell Charles J. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Bump
Allen Arthur J. 1951 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Beaton John William 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Allen Frank 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Henwood Victor 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Styles Clair 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Burton Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Holloway Isaac 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McKenzie Frank 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Rector Percy 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Teed Henry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Dunlap Robert 1928 Colchester Kempton or Riversdale Fell off tub in shaft
Cameron J.J. 1903 Inverness Mabou Caught by box on slope
Gillis Lauchlin 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
MacLean Duncan 1907 Inverness Inverness See D.A. McLean, 1908, possibly a duplicate
McKinnon Dan 1937 Inverness Inverness Struck by runaway box
Shea James 1867 Inverness Port Hood Crushed by machinery
Cameron Archie 1927 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of coal
Gillis Simon D. 1920 Inverness Inverness Fall of rock
McDonald A. R. 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
McKinnon Daniel S. 1945 Inverness Inverness No. 3 Fall of stone
Stuart Kenneth 1901 Inverness Broad Cove Killed by runaway wagon in bottom of slope
Campbell John 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
Jones Harry 1908 Inverness Inverness Fall of stone and coal, No 7 balance, No 5 E level
McDonald D. R. 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
McKinnon Lauchlin 1947 Inverness Campbell or No. 4 Fall of roof
Walsh William 1905 Inverness Port Hood Hit by boom sliding down slope while timbering
Cassidy William 1906 Inverness Inverness Struck by a rake on main slope
Keating Edward 1914 Inverness Inverness Cage struck timber, knocking roof down
McDonald Ranald or Ronald 1911 Inverness Inverness Fall of coal; head crushed
McLean D.A. 1908 Inverness Inverness Fall of stone from roof in tunnel to 13-foot seam
Watts Alexander 1878 Inverness Port Hood Explosion of steam boiler; 1 of 2 killed
Chisholm William 1925 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Killed by runaway box
Kennedy Angus 1901 or 1902 Inverness Broad Cove Run over by back balance rope-brake
McDonald Murdock A. 1914 or 1915 Inverness Inverness Fell under moving coal boxes while getting on full rake
McLean John 1937 Inverness Inverness Struck by trip or rope
Young Ninian 1919 Inverness Inverness Injured by dynamite shot; died a day later.
Copan Louis 1923 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Killed by trip of mine cars

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