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
Carmichael Andrew 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
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
Rushton Stephen 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Johnson James 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
Carrigan William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Sharples James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Kent William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNutt Charles 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carter Reed 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Sherlock Robert A. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Legere Samuel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McPhee Neil 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carter Clarence 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Shipley Archibald 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Letcher Frank 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McVey David 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carter Willard 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Simmons or Simmonds Howard 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Livingstone Henry 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McVey James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Casey jude 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Smith Edward 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Lockhart Daniel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Miller James Sr. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Chandler Ernest 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Swift Henry 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Maiden William J. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Mitchell John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McCosh Alex 1890 Cape Breton County Gowrie Fall of stone from roof
McLutchy William 1890 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of stone from roof, died 5 weeks later
McDonald John 1890 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Run over by empty trip, died next day
Morrison Murdock 1890 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Run over by empty trip
Fraser Archie 1890 Pictou County Vale Run over in a back balance
Fraser Albert 1890 Pictou County Black Diamond Riding on a coal trip which jumped track
MacDougald Frank 1890 Cumberland Victoria; or Cape Breton County
MacDougald Frank 1890 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Fell in front of a full trip while riding up slope
MacKenzie A. D. 1890 Pictou County Vale Roof fall in Six-Foot Seam
Kennedy Rod 1890 Pictou County McGregor Struck by a rake
Kearney Patrick 1890 Cape Breton County Caledonia Killed by coal fall while loading in room
Vicars John 1889 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Fall of loose coal, died after 12 days
Laffin Ambrose 1889 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Killed by loose coal by face of junk while at work in his room
White Amos 1889 Cumberland Joggins Struck by rake in slope

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