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
McCosh Alex 1890 Cape Breton County Gowrie Fall of stone from roof
McLutchy William 1890 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of stone from roof, died 5 weeks later
McDonald John 1890 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Run over by empty trip, died next day
Morrison Murdock 1890 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Run over by empty trip
MacDougald Frank 1890 Cumberland Victoria; or Cape Breton County
MacDougald Frank 1890 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Fell in front of a full trip while riding up slope
Fraser Archie 1890 Pictou County Vale Run over in a back balance
Kearney Patrick 1890 Cape Breton County Caledonia Killed by coal fall while loading in room
Fraser Albert 1890 Pictou County Black Diamond Riding on a coal trip which jumped track
Kennedy Rod 1890 Pictou County McGregor Struck by a rake
MacKenzie A. D. 1890 Pictou County Vale Roof fall in Six-Foot Seam
Clark or Clarke Robert 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Martin George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Armishaw Herbert 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Massive gas and coal dust explosioni
Pitt Joseph 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Collins Mathew 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McDonald John J. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Bunton Alexander 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Massive gas and coal dust explosioni
Regan Bruce 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Connorton John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McDonald Rory B. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Reid Peter 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Conway James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McEachern John D. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Ripley Clifford 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Crawford john 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McLeod Neil 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McFadden Robert 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Robbins James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Davis Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McLeod Norman 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McGillvary William 2nd 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Robinson or Robertson Hugh 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Dawson Samuel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNeil John F. or John P. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKay H. J. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Rogers Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Dawson Richard 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNeil Joshua 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Cann John 1891 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Killed by cage when descending pit
McKay Donald 2nd 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Ross Murdock 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Dillon Frederick 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNeil Neil S. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Gillis Stephen 1891 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Fell out of cage coming from work
McKee William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Ross Philip 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Dunn John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNeil Rod C. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Josso John 1891 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Fall of coal in room

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