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
Dawson Gerald 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Ellis Richard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Ferguson William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Draegerman; carbon monoxide post explosion
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
Mouland George 1956 Cape Breton County Florence Fall
Nelson Lester 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Vickers Leonard 1956 Cape Breton County Franklin Fall of stone
Purvis or Purves Andrew 1956 Pictou County McGregor Caught in underground haulage
Pepperdine Burrell 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Paul John 1956 Cape Breton County Tomson Explosives
Whittle William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Pyke Pleaman 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
Hahnen John 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of coal
Spence Alex 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
Hale George 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Spence Ernel 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Young John A. 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of timber
Alderson or Anderson Ephriam 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
White Edward or Elwood 1957 Cumberland Bayview Fall of stone
Cameron Angus 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Burke Frederick John 1957 Cumberland Bayview Fall of stone
MacNeil Charles 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 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
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
McVicar John 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Johnson Peter 1957 Pictou County McBean Fall of coal
Livingstone Fred C. 1957 Pictou County Greenwood No. 2 Hit by a runaway coal box
Mooring Carl 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Holloway Isaac 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Nicholson Fred 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Hunter Hiram 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump

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