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
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
Dunlap Robert 1928 Colchester Kempton or Riversdale Fell off tub in shaft
Assiff Joseph 1921 Inverness Inverness Hit by rake on level, died 2 days later
Gillies Angus 1878 Inverness Port Hood Explosion of steam boiler; 1 of 2 killed
MacDougall Peter 1934 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Gas explosion
McIsaac Daniel A. or Danile 1936 Inverness Port Hood Killed by file shot
Quigley Thomas 1906 Inverness Mabou Jammed between box and pillar
Beaton Malcolm 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
Gillis Dan A. 1907 Inverness Inverness Fatally injured riding in empty trip, rope broke
MacDougall Hugh G. or Hugh C. 1934 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of coal
McIsaac Dougald 1939 Inverness Inverness Jammed; died 2 days later
Quigley James 1943 Inverness Inverness No. 3 Crushed between engine drum and rope
Beaumeister Otto 1914 Inverness Inverness Fall of coal
Gillis Dan A. 1908 Inverness Inverness Fall of coal and rock in pillars
MacKinnon Angus 1945 Inverness Inverness No. 3 Fall of stone
McKenzie William 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
Ross Angus 1913 Inverness Inverness Stepped in front of moving balance box
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

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