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
McLeod Norman 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Campbell John D 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
Cann John 1891 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Killed by cage when descending pit
Hannager Peter 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
Campbell Alexander 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
Gillis Stephen 1891 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Fell out of cage coming from work
Hayden 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
Carmichael Andrew 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
Josso John 1891 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Fall of coal in room
Hunter John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNeil Neil S. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carnichael John 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
Hyde William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNeil Rod C. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carmichael William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Rushton Stephen 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Johnson James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNutt Charles 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carrigan William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Sharples James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Kent William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McPhee Neil 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carter Reed 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Sherlock Robert A. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Legere Samuel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McVey David 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
Carter Clarence 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Shipley Archibald 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Letcher Frank 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McVey James 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
Carter Willard 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Simmons or Simmonds Howard 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Livingstone Henry 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Johnstone or Johnston Neil 1892 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by coal hopper
Stanton James 1892 Pictou County Albion Under engine hit by hoppers and run over
Brown Amos 1892 Cumberland Joggins Runaway rake in slope
Cantfill Arthur 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Crushed by a runaway box down balance, died 2 days later
Costigan Richard 1892 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Struck by timber lowered down slope
Cantfill Arthur 1892 Cumberland Victoria; or Cape Breton County Crushed by 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
Hopkins George 1892 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Fall of coal from working face
McAdam Cyril 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed

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