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
McFarlane Roy 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Bryan Percy 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Reid Layton 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McKenzie Frank 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Burton Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Reid Lester 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McKinnon Edwin 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Canning George 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Reynolds Wesley 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Clarence 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Cole Cecil 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Rolfe Ernest 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Varley 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Corkum Clyde 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Rose Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Robert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Crowe Hance 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ross Robert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Embree Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ross Philip 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Edward 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McIsaac Duncan 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Embree Harry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Allen Fidele 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ross St. Clair 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Frank 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Campbell James 1958 Cape Breton County Four Star Electrical
Fraser Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Smith William 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Shaw Thomas 1958 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Gerhardt Joseph 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Spence Percy 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Tobie or Tobin Frank 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 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
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
McInnis Donald 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Hoeg Jesse Havelock 1959 Cumberland Cochran Fall of stone
Hallam Ernest 1959 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Fall of coal
Sedlak Valent 1960 Pictou County McBean Conflict with underground haulage
Sampson Sanford 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Falling boom

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