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
Morrison Murdock 1890 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Run over by empty trip
Kennedy Rod 1890 Pictou County McGregor Struck by a rake
MacKenzie A. D. 1890 Pictou County Vale Roof fall in Six-Foot Seam
Kearney Patrick 1890 Cape Breton County Caledonia Killed by coal fall while loading in room
Fraser Archie 1890 Pictou County Vale Run over in a back balance
MacDougald Frank 1890 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Fell in front of a full trip while riding up slope
Fraser Albert 1890 Pictou County Black Diamond Riding on a coal trip which jumped track
MacDougald Frank 1890 Cumberland Victoria; or Cape Breton County
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
McKee William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Pitt Joseph 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Armishaw Herbert 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Massive gas and coal dust explosioni
Dillon Frederick 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKinnon Allen 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Regan Bruce 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Bunton Alexander 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Massive gas and coal dust explosioni
Cann John 1891 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Killed by cage when descending pit
Dunn John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKinnon Angus 2nd 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Reid Peter 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Gillis Stephen 1891 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Fell out of cage coming from work
Armishaw Jesse 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Dupee Joseph 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKinnon John 1st 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Ripley Clifford 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Josso John 1891 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Fall of coal in room
Bainbridge Ernest 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Ernest Roger 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKinnon Laughlin 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Robbins James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Bentcliffe John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Fife Hiram 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McLeod Neil 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McLeod Rory 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Robinson or Robertson Hugh 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Burchill or Birchill William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Findlayson Daniel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McLeod Norman 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Rogers Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Bond George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Fletcher Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNeil John F. or John P. 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
Boyd John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Francis 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
Ross Philip 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Brown William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion

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