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
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
Ferguson David 1877 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Run over by counter balance
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
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
Maddison John 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Miller Bernard 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ross St. Clair 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Furlong Frank 1901 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Scalded with steam
Scott John W. 1905 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by trip on turnout
Stevenson William 1917 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by prop, died 3 days later
Davidonkow Pichon 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of stone in room/bord
Lutes Morton M. or Norton 1937 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Trapper, Struck by trip at 8300-ft trap door
Fowler Richard 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Crushed while working on screens
Leggett Herbert 1948 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McSephney William 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Aylward Ralph 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Gillis Gus 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Marshall Thomas 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Mooring Carl 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Smith William 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Sweet Eben 1902 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall down chute
Gabriel Alexander 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Melanson Melos 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of stone from crosscut roof
Megeney Vernour 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck and Run over by rake
McGraw Ernest 1948 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Casey James W. 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Reese Lloyd 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Backa Andrew 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Goode Kenneth 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McCormack Lenard 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump

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