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
Gillis Stephen 1891 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Fell out of cage coming from work
Bainbridge Ernest 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Morris James 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
Taylor Douglas 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
Josso John 1891 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Fall of coal in room
Bentcliffe John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Morrison Thomas 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
Turner William H. 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
Burchill or Birchill William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Mott Ernest 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
Vance Alexander 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
Bond George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Muckle Samuel 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
Watt David 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
Murphy Richard 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
White Philip B. 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
Murphy Jeremiah 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Furbow Samuel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Williams John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Brunt Alexander 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nairn John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Gallager Peter 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Wilson Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Brunt Andrew 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nairn Michael or Malcolm 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Gillis John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Wood George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Budd Alonzo 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nairn James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Guthro Lazarus 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Wry Edgar 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Costigan Richard 1892 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Struck by timber lowered down slope
Hopkins George 1892 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Fall of coal from working face
Johnstone or Johnston Neil 1892 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by coal hopper
Cantfill Arthur 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Crushed by a runaway box down balance, died 2 days later
Long George 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed
McAdam Cyril 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed
McDonald Daniel 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed
Cantfill Arthur 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Crushed by runaway box down balance, died 2 days later
Stanton James 1892 Pictou County Albion Under engine hit by hoppers and run over

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