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
Gerhardt Joseph 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Maddison John 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Mooring Carl 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Smith William 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Furlong Frank 1901 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Scalded with steam
Scott John W. 1905 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by trip on turnout
Stevenson William 1917 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by prop, died 3 days later
Davidonkow Pichon 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of stone in room/bord
Lutes Morton M. or Norton 1937 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Trapper, Struck by trip at 8300-ft trap door
Fowler Richard 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Crushed while working on screens
Leggett Herbert 1948 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McSephney William 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Aylward Ralph 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Gillis Gus 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Marshall Thomas 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Nicholson Fred 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Spence Percy 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Sweet Eben 1902 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall down chute
Gabriel Alexander 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Melanson Melos 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of stone from crosscut roof
Megeney Vernour 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck and Run over by rake
McGraw Ernest 1948 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Casey James W. 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Reese Lloyd 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Backa Andrew 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Goode Kenneth 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McCormack Lenard 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
O'Brien Harry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Stevens Eldon 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Wilson James 1902 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fatally injured by full rake of boxes
Jones Moses 1912 or 1913 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by rake in slope
Jerrold Clement 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by empty mine car
Miskin Wasil 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of stone in room/bord; 1 of 2 killed
Weirich or Wetrich Herman E. 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught in haulage rope
Davis Douglas 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 2 killed
Whittle William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Bobbie Edward 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Halliday Harry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McDonald Arthur 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Perrin Robert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Stevenson William 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Rooney Ottie or Ronnie 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Stone rolled down fan slope, hit him on head
Reid William S. 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of coal
Nelson William J. 1929 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught between boom and car
Gabriel Thomas 1949 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump
Paul Charles E. 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 2 killed
Bourgeois Bliss 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Harrison Cecil 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McDonald Edward 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Porter Sterling 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump

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