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
Gerhardt Joseph 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
White Carl 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
White Albert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Gillis Gus 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Martel James 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Construction
Goode Kenneth 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McEachern Bernard 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Halliday Harry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
MacDonald John Robert 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Harrison Cecil 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Lettuce William 1958 Cape Breton County Tomson Explosion
Harrison Chesley 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McNutt Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McIsaac Duncan 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Podenski Steve 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Henwood Harlan 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Miller Bernard 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Campbell James 1958 Cape Breton County Four Star Electrical
Walczak Wallace 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Holloway Isaac 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Mooring Carl 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Shaw Thomas 1958 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Sutherland David 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
Hunter Hiram 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Nicholson Fred 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Tobie or Tobin Frank 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Hunter Whylie or Wylie 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
O'Brien Harry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Hyatt Warren 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Perrin Robert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Jackson John 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Porter Sterling 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Jewkes William 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Raper Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Blois John 1959 Cape Breton County Four Star Fall of stone
McLean Wilmont 1959 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Rockett Fred 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
McPherson Angus 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
MacLeod William 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McLeod Archie 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Marsh Russel 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Hallam Ernest 1959 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Fall of coal
McInnis Donald 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Hoeg Jesse Havelock 1959 Cumberland Cochran Fall of stone
Salon John 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
Boyd Clarence 1959 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Thorne Wesley 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Roach David 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Haulage
Sampson Sanford 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Falling boom
Brown Albert 1960 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone

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