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
MacDonald Robert C. 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Gilroy Russell A. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Lynk Fred 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Knowlton Everett 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
White Leo 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Fraser Grant 1954 Pictou County McBean victim found in No. 5 level
Cathcart Lionel 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage, surface
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
Lipton Dave 1954 Pictou County Allan Shaft watchman, died suddenly at work
Mackie Thomas 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McMullin Michael 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Roach John 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Boutilier Gerald L. 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed on surface
Pittman John 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
McSephney William 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Budden Leonard 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Reese Lloyd 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
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
Murrant Edgar 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Fisher Lester 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Glennie Avard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Henwood Victor 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Hunter Angus 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Jones William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Lewis Harold 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
MacDonald Leslie 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McCormick Leonard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McLellan Ben 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McLeod Henry 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Millard Victor 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Milton Logan 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Morse Russell 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Nelson Lester 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Purvis or Purves Andrew 1956 Pictou County McGregor Caught in underground haulage
Pepperdine Burrell 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Whittle William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Pyke Pleaman 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Hahnen John 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of coal
Spence Alex 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Draegerman; carbon monoxide post explosion
Hale George 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage

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