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
McCormack Archie 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Millard Victor 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Beaton David 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Milton Logan 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Murrant Edgar 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Morse Russell 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Nelson Lester 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Purvis or Purves Andrew 1956 Pictou County McGregor Caught in underground haulage
Pepperdine Burrell 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Whittle William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Hahnen John 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of coal
Pyke Pleaman 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Hale George 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Spence Alex 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Draegerman; carbon monoxide post explosion
Alderson or Anderson Ephriam 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Spence Ernel 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Allen Frank 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Styles Clair 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Beaton Floyd 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Tabor Donald 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Beaton Kenneth 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Tower William H. 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Betts David 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Vance David 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, 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
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
Cameron Angus 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
MacNeil Charles 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Moseychuck Victor 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Fraser Gervoise Leo 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Johnson Peter 1957 Pictou County McBean Fall of coal
Aucoin Dan F. 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
MacPhail Clinton 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Bates Willis 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Mitchell Fred 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Curry Duncan 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
McVicar John 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
White Edward or Elwood 1957 Cumberland Bayview Fall of stone
Burke Frederick John 1957 Cumberland Bayview Fall of stone
Livingstone Fred C. 1957 Pictou County Greenwood No. 2 Hit by a runaway coal box
Shaw Thomas 1958 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Walczak Wallace 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Mooring Carl 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Aylward Ralph 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump

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