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 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
Turner William H. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Milburn William 1895 or 1896 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 slope Thrown from cage
DeGrace James 1902 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Cause not recorded
Davis Ben 1906 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Being buried by coal
McKenzie Hector 1912 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of coal; 1 of 2 killed
Thibideau or Thibodeau Godfrey 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Jammed between props
Harroun or Ronan John 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 7 Coupling cars, killed by moving cars
Burton John Edward 1929 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Injured by trip
Tabor Fred E. 1938 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Newman George 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Struck by boom moved by coal scoop
Moss Laurie A. 1950 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Ross Thomas 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Hale George 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Fisher Lester 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Spence Alex 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Draegerman; carbon monoxide post explosion
Brine Henry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Harrison Chesley 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McDonald Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Porter Sterling 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Tabor Monty 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Dunlap Robert 1928 Colchester Kempton or Riversdale Fell off tub in shaft
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
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

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