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 ascending Cause
Bell Thomas 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2, #1 seam Killed by haulage
Nicholson Thomas N. 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2, #1 seam Killed by haulage
Welch Clarence 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2, #1 seam Killed by haulage
Thibideau or Thibodeau Godfrey 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Jammed between props
Tabor Fred E. 1938 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Moss Laurie A. 1950 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Ross Thomas 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Brine Henry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Harrison Chesley 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McDonald Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Porter Sterling 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Tabor Monty 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Horne or Horone William 1895 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall from roof
Bratcher George 1907 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Suffocated by gas
Gillespie William 1913 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught between box at 4700 bottom
Blue Duncan 1919 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by runaway rake
Ross Edward 1939 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of rock, died 4 days later
Rushton William A. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal
Bryan Percy 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Henwood Harlan 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McFarlane Roy 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Raper Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Tabor Raymond 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McMillan John 1903 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Jammed between roof and box
Porter Archy 1908 or 1909 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught between box and rib
Taylor John B. 1919 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught in fly wheel
Barrett Victor 1924 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone and coal
Penny William 1928 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal
Stephenhardt or Stephenson or Tyopenhart Joseph 1939 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Hit by overhead iron booms, died 3 days later
Beaton John William 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Burton Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Holloway Isaac 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McKenzie Frank 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Rector Percy 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Teed Henry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Wilson James 1903 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fatally hurt by a full rake of boxes
Casey Percy A. 1914 or 1915 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by runaway boxes; 1 of 2 killed
Terris Asa S. 1919 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Run over by full box
Keiver James L. 1924 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Molnar Stephen 1928 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Injured by timber
Brennan James P. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 2 killed
Copeland James E. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Canning George 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Hunter Hiram 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McKinnon Edwin 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Reid Joseph 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Turnbull William 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Caulfield or Canfield Peter 1914 or 1915 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by runaway boxes; 1 of 2 killed
Turner Joseph 1919 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal
McPherson Hugh 1924 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught between full box and timber

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