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 ascending County Mine Cause
Cantfill Arthur 1892 Cumberland Victoria; or Cape Breton County Crushed by runaway box down balance, died 2 days later
McDonald John 1892 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of loose coal from face of room
Gleason James 1892 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Fell down shaft while working there
Johnstone or Johnston Neil 1892 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by coal hopper
Cantfill Arthur 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Crushed by a runaway box down balance, died 2 days later
Costigan Richard 1892 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Struck by timber lowered down slope
Bond George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Overs James 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
Boyd John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Piquinot James 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
Brown William 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
Furbow Samuel 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
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
Gallager Peter 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
Reid Peter 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
Budd Alonzo 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
Guthro Lazarus 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
Robbins James 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
McLeod Neil 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
Cann John 1891 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Killed by cage when descending pit
Robinson or Robertson Hugh 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Hannager Peter 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
Campbell Alexander 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
Rogers Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Hayden John 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
Carmichael Andrew 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
Ross Murdock 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
McNeil Joshua 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carnichael John 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
Hyde William 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
Carmichael William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion

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