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
Lewis Harold 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Vance David 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
MacKay Daniel L. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Bump
Canning William G. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Found dead in mine
Boutilier Ernest 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
MacDonald Leslie 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Ward George T. 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Hachey Archibald J. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Brown Thomas 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McCormick Leonard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Winters Daniel 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Nelson Vernon V. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Gilroy Russell A. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Campbell Alex 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McLellan Ben 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Skelton or Skilton Hollis T. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Knowlton Everett 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Clarke Kenneth 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McLeod Henry 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Stevens Freeman 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Struck by rake
Cochrane William L. 1946 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by mine machinery
White Leo 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Clarke Ralph 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Millard Victor 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Brian or Bryan Joseph 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Motor exploded on back slope
Crummey Joseph 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Milton Logan 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
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
Willigher Mark 1927 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Cause not recorded
Fagon Edward 1930 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Fall of roof; 1 of 2 killed
Morse Harry 1930 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Fall of roof; 1 of 2 killed
Burton John Edward 1929 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Injured by trip
Schwinghammer or Swinghammer Fred 1929 Cumberland Springhill No. 7 Fall of stone
Yorke Eugene I. 1932 Cumberland Springhill No. 7 Fall of stone on Longwall

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