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
Millard Victor 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Milton Logan 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Morse Russell 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Mouland George 1956 Cape Breton County Florence Fall
Nelson Lester 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Vickers Leonard 1956 Cape Breton County Franklin Fall of stone
Purvis or Purves Andrew 1956 Pictou County McGregor Caught in underground haulage
Pepperdine Burrell 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Paul John 1956 Cape Breton County Tomson Explosives
Whittle William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Pyke Pleaman 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Farrell Lawrence 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Hahnen John 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of coal
Spence Alex 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Draegerman; carbon monoxide post explosion
Gaul Patrick 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Hale George 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Spence Ernel 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Young John A. 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of timber
Alderson or Anderson Ephriam 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McMullin Michael 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Roach John 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Pittman John 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Budden Leonard 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Keating Fred 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
McNeil Arthur 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone
McKinnon Laurence 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Slade Elijah 1955 Cape Breton County Florence Haulage
O'Leary Vincent 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Haulage
Head George 1955 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Kennedy Archie 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Collin Robert 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Boutilier Gerald L. 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed on surface
McSephney William 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Reese Lloyd 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
McLellan Donald 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Jamieson Kenneth 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Michalik Joseph 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Mackie Thomas 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Beaver John 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McSween Alex 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Construction
MacKinnon Dan 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Ferguson Robert 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Schobarlietner Frank 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Holloway John Thomas 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Electricity
Perhiniak John 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage
McKinnon Colin 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
MacDonald Robert C. 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Lynk Fred 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Beaton John William 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Copeland James E. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed

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