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
Vickers Leonard 1956 Cape Breton County Franklin Fall of stone
Dawson Gerald 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Paul John 1956 Cape Breton County Tomson Explosives
Ellis Richard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Farrell Lawrence 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
Ferguson William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Draegerman; carbon monoxide post explosion
Gaul Patrick 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Fisher Lester 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Young John A. 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of timber
Glennie Avard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Boutilier Charles Jr. 1956 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Henwood Victor 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McDougall Daniel 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Hunter Angus 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McCormack Archie 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Jones William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Beaton David 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Lewis Harold 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Murrant Edgar 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
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
Whittle William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Pepperdine Burrell 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Hahnen John 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of coal
Pyke Pleaman 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McVicar John 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Livingstone Fred C. 1957 Pictou County Greenwood No. 2 Hit by a runaway coal box
Cameron Angus 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
White Edward or Elwood 1957 Cumberland Bayview Fall of stone
MacNeil Charles 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Burke Frederick John 1957 Cumberland Bayview Fall of stone
Moseychuck Victor 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Fraser Gervoise Leo 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Aucoin Dan F. 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Johnson Peter 1957 Pictou County McBean Fall of coal
MacPhail Clinton 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Bates Willis 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Mitchell Fred 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Curry Duncan 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Harrison Chesley 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McNutt Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Henwood Harlan 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Martel James 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Construction

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