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
Wilson George G. 1901 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Run over by a loaded truck
Burns Patrick 1902 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Killed by passing rake
Graham Jabez 1912 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of coal; 1 of 2 killed
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
Melanson Dosithe 1902 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Cause not recorded
Clarke or Clark Ernest 1913 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fell off box
Bigney or Bignay Alex 1908 or 1909 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of stone
Burrows John 1897 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of roof stone on new balance no. 9
Fisher Henry 1903 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of coal
Davidson Adam 1908 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fell into chute
Cunningham William M. 1897 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of rock on mail level
Hyatt Percy 1903 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Killed in return side of fire door conveyors
Jordan Percy or Perdy 1908 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Run over by rake
Purdy Charles L. 1903 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of rock
Ripley Edward 1908 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fell into chute
Sennio Antonio 1914 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Died in Halifax in 1914
Weatherbee or Westhester Melvin 1908 or 1909 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Riding on full box
Burton James 1915 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of stone
Ridgeway George 1915 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of stone
Delaney Douglas 1909 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Killed by runaway box
Crawford Clinton 1887 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of frozen clay; 1 of 2 killed
Cargig William 1900 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fell on pick handles
Knobi Fred 1916 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of coal, died next day
Merlin John G. 1922 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Caught between pump and upright timber
Guthro Thomas 1887 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of frozen clay; 1 of 2 killed
Milley John 1900 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Struck and run over by rake on main slope
Gallant Lawrence 1896 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 slope Runaway in slope
Boran John 1898 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 slope Fall of stone from roof in workplace
Daken or Dakin Gilbert 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Morse Russell 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Budd Walter R. 1937 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Dawson Gerald 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Nelson Lester 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Maine or Main Donald A. or Douglas 1937 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Crushed by stone or wood on longwall
Light Fred J. 1948 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Ellis Richard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Pepperdine Burrell 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
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
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
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
Crosson or Crossin Harry 1950 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Alderson or Anderson Ephriam 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Glennie Avard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion

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