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
Dykens or Daken Layton A. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Fear John L. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Hunter Wesley 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Lorimer Harold 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Gilroy Russell A. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Knowlton Everett 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
White Leo 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Cathcart Lionel 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage, surface
O'Handley Malcolm 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
McLellan Donald 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Jamieson Kenneth 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Michalik Joseph 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Mackie Thomas 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McMullin Michael 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Roach John 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Pittman John 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Budden Leonard 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Keating Fred 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
McNeil Arthur 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone
McKinnon Laurence 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Slade Elijah 1955 Cape Breton County Florence Haulage
O'Leary Vincent 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Haulage
Head George 1955 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Kennedy Archie 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Collin Robert 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Boutilier Gerald L. 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed on surface
McSephney William 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Reese Lloyd 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Tower William H. 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Murrant Edgar 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Beaton Kenneth 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Vance David 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Betts David 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Boutilier Ernest 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Ward George T. 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Brown Thomas 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Winters Daniel 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Campbell Alex 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Clarke Kenneth 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Purvis or Purves Andrew 1956 Pictou County McGregor Caught in underground haulage
Clarke Ralph 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Crummey Joseph 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Daken or Dakin Gilbert 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Dawson Gerald 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Ellis Richard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Ferguson William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Draegerman; carbon monoxide post explosion
Fisher Lester 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Glennie Avard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Henwood Victor 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Hunter Angus 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion

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