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) Year County Minesort descending Cause
Wilson Thomas 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
Connorton John 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
McDonald Rory B. 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
Nairn Michael or Malcolm 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
Wood George 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
Conway James 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
McEachern John D. 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
Nairn James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Rushton Stephen 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
Tebo or Tebe James 1893 or 1894 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 slope Full box struck prop from under boom
Gualtieri or Gaualtiere Natali 1895 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 slope Fall from roof
Milburn William 1895 or 1896 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 slope Thrown from cage
Ferguson James 1897 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 slope Fall of roof while opening No. 1 slope
Elbridge Clifford 1904 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall in chute, smothered by coal
LeBlanc Tillman 1909 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Haulage rope injury
Mitchell William James 1925 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by trip of boxes; 1 of 2 killed
Clarke Walter 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by box
Porter Thomas D. 1945 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by rake
Embree Harry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
LeBlanc Abbey 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Edward 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Rose Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McNeil Henry 1876 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 cause not recorded
May George 1887 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fatally hurt
Lowther William 1900 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Leg broken in fall of stone at working face
Gillespie David 1916 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by cage
Jones Hezekiah 1922 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone and coal from face
Brown George D. 1926 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Carter Ralston 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by full car on back slope
Weatherbee Lorne A. 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by trip
Allen Fidele 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Legere Alfred 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Frank 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ross Robert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ferguson David 1877 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Run over by counter balance
Cherrie William 1905 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 killed at the 2400-foot level
Krantz Joseph 1910 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Miller Penman 1926 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Fowler Orrin L. 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal at 7100-foot level
White Alfred A. 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump on March 18
Fraser Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Livingstone Gilbert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump

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