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 County Minesort descending Cause
Reynolds Wesley 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
White Albert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Bradley Ephraim 1904 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Metals gave heavy thump, broke timber and buried him under fall of coal.
McDonald James E. 1921 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed crossing over haulage rope in motion, caught by boxes
Boss Asa G. 1925 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by trip of boxes; 1 of 2 killed
Dykens Elmer W. or Elmmar 1932 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Nodwell Harry A. 1941 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Forrest William 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Lorimer Harold 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Embree Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Jewkes William 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Rolfe Ernest 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Elbridge Clifford 1904 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall in chute, smothered by coal
LeBlanc Tillman 1909 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Haulage rope injury
Mitchell William James 1925 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by trip of boxes; 1 of 2 killed
Clarke Walter 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by box
Porter Thomas D. 1945 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by rake
Embree Harry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
LeBlanc Abbey 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Edward 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Rose Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
May George 1887 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fatally hurt
Lowther William 1900 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Leg broken in fall of stone at working face
Gillespie David 1916 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by cage
Jones Hezekiah 1922 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone and coal from face
Brown George D. 1926 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Carter Ralston 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by full car on back slope
Weatherbee Lorne A. 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by trip
Allen Fidele 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Legere Alfred 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Frank 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ross Robert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McNeil Henry 1876 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 cause not recorded
Cherrie William 1905 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 killed at the 2400-foot level
Krantz Joseph 1910 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Miller Penman 1926 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Fowler Orrin L. 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal at 7100-foot level
White Alfred A. 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump on March 18
Fraser Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Livingstone Gilbert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McNutt Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ross Philip 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ferguson David 1877 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Run over by counter balance
Hannah Joseph 1905 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed instantly by being run over by hopper
Piggot Richard 1917 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal
Bourgisk Charles 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of stone in room/bord; 1 of 2 killed
Boutilier Gerald L. 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed on surface
Tabor Hollis 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Gerhardt Joseph 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump

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