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
Vance Alexander 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Findlayson Daniel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Muckle Samuel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Bond George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Watt David 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Fletcher Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Murphy Richard 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Boyd John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
White Philip B. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Francis John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Murphy Jeremiah 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Brown William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Williams John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Furbow Samuel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nairn John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Brunt Alexander 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Wilson Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Gallager Peter 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nairn Michael or Malcolm 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Brunt Andrew 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Wood George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Gillis John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nairn James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Budd Alonzo 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Wry Edgar 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Guthro Lazarus 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nash Charles 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Campbell Donald 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Wry Henry 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Hallet Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nicholson Malcolm 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Campbell John D 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Armishaw Herbert 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Gas and coal dust explosion
Hannager Peter 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nash Henry 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Campbell Alexander 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Anderson Arthur 1891 Cumberland Springhill, East Slope No.1 Gas and coal dust explosion
Hayden John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Noiles Roger 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carmichael Andrew 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Hunter John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Hopkins George 1892 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Fall of coal from working face
Cantfill Arthur 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Crushed by a runaway box down balance, died 2 days later
Long George 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed
Stanton James 1892 Pictou County Albion Under engine hit by hoppers and run over
McAdam Cyril 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed
McDonald Daniel 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed
Cantfill Arthur 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Crushed by runaway box down balance, died 2 days later
Brown Amos 1892 Cumberland Joggins Runaway rake in slope
Boquet Berry 1892 Pictou County Vale Fall of coal from working face

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