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) Yearsort descending County Mine Cause
MacCallum Edward 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Nelson Vernon V. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
McNutt Robert 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
McDonald Donald 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Skelton or Skilton Hollis T. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
McDonald Wilfred 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage, surface
Sample Winton 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Blake William 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Bonar William 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Davidson Robert 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Nearing Joseph 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Desmond William 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Gabriel Patrick 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Gould John 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Wheatley Leonard 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Harris Charles 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Nicholson Bain 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Desmond Herbert 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
White Brenton 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Gallivan Joseph 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Ledger Walter 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Williams Clarie 1953 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of sotne
McGillivray John 1953 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Sampson William 1953 Cape Breton County Florence Haulage
MacLean John 1953 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
Gower Frederick 1953 Cape Breton County Beaver Fall of stone
MacKay John 1953 Pictou County McGregor Haulage accident: thrown from trip
Bell Thomas 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2, #1 seam Killed by haulage
Nicholson Thomas N. 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2, #1 seam Killed by haulage
Welch Clarence 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2, #1 seam Killed by haulage
Casey James W. 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Geddes James 1953 Pictou County McBean Haulage accident
Davis Douglas 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 2 killed
Paul Charles E. 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 2 killed
Ross Thomas 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Cottenden William J. 1953 Cumberland Springhill (Cumberland Railway & Coal) Electricity, on surface
Dykens or Daken Layton A. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Fear John L. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Hunter Wesley 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Lorimer Harold 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Gilroy Russell A. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Knowlton Everett 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Cathcart Lionel 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage, surface
White Leo 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Lipton Dave 1954 Pictou County Allan Shaft watchman, died suddenly at work
O'Handley Malcolm 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
McLellan Donald 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Jamieson Kenneth 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Michalik Joseph 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Mackie Thomas 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed

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