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
Hunter Wesley 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Schobarlietner Frank 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Lorimer Harold 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Holloway John Thomas 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Electricity
Gilroy Russell A. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Perhiniak John 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage
Knowlton Everett 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
McKinnon Colin 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
White Leo 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
MacDonald Robert C. 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Lynk Fred 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Fraser Grant 1954 Pictou County McBean victim found in No. 5 level
Lipton Dave 1954 Pictou County Allan Shaft watchman, died suddenly at work
Boutilier Gerald L. 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed on surface
McSephney William 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
McMullin Michael 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Reese Lloyd 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Roach John 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Pittman John 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Budden Leonard 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Keating Fred 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
McNeil Arthur 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone
McKinnon Laurence 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Slade Elijah 1955 Cape Breton County Florence Haulage
O'Leary Vincent 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Haulage
Head George 1955 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Kennedy Archie 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Collin Robert 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Campbell Alex 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Mouland George 1956 Cape Breton County Florence Fall
Clarke Kenneth 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Vickers Leonard 1956 Cape Breton County Franklin Fall of stone
Clarke Ralph 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Paul John 1956 Cape Breton County Tomson Explosives
Crummey Joseph 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Farrell Lawrence 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Daken or Dakin Gilbert 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Gaul Patrick 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Purvis or Purves Andrew 1956 Pictou County McGregor Caught in underground haulage
Dawson Gerald 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Young John A. 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of timber
Ellis Richard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Boutilier Charles Jr. 1956 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Ferguson William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Draegerman; carbon monoxide post explosion
McDougall Daniel 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Fisher Lester 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McCormack Archie 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Glennie Avard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Beaton David 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Henwood Victor 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion

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