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
Jackson John 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
MacDonald John Robert 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Reid Joseph 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Jewkes William 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McIsaac Duncan 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Lettuce William 1958 Cape Breton County Tomson Explosion
Reid Layton 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
LeBlanc Abbey 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Campbell James 1958 Cape Breton County Four Star Electrical
Podenski Steve 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Reid Lester 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Legere Alfred 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Shaw Thomas 1958 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
White Alfred A. 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump on March 18
Walczak Wallace 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Reynolds Wesley 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Livingstone Gilbert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Tobie or Tobin Frank 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Tabor Hollis 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Sutherland David 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
Rolfe Ernest 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Maddison John 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Aylward Ralph 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Rose Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Marshall Thomas 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Backa Andrew 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ross Robert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McCormack Lenard 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Bobbie Edward 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ross Philip 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McDonald Arthur 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Bourgeois Bliss 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ross St. Clair 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McDonald Edward 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Blois John 1959 Cape Breton County Four Star Fall of stone
McLean Wilmont 1959 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Rockett Fred 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
McPherson Angus 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
MacLeod William 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McLeod Archie 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Marsh Russel 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McInnis Donald 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Hoeg Jesse Havelock 1959 Cumberland Cochran Fall of stone
Hallam Ernest 1959 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Fall of coal
Salon John 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
Boyd Clarence 1959 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Thorne Wesley 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Roach David 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Haulage
Sampson Sanford 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Falling boom
Sedlak Valent 1960 Pictou County McBean Conflict with underground haulage

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