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
Beaton John William 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Copeland James E. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Dykens or Daken Layton A. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Fear John L. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Hunter Wesley 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Lorimer Harold 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Gilroy Russell A. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Knowlton Everett 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Cathcart Lionel 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage, surface
White Leo 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
O'Handley Malcolm 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
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
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
Pepperdine Burrell 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Whittle William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
McCormack Archie 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Pyke Pleaman 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Hahnen John 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of coal
Beaton David 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Spence Alex 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Draegerman; carbon monoxide post explosion
Hale George 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Murrant Edgar 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Spence Ernel 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Alderson or Anderson Ephriam 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Styles Clair 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Allen Frank 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Tabor Donald 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Beaton Floyd 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Tower William H. 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Beaton Kenneth 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Vance David 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Betts David 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Ward George T. 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Boutilier Ernest 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Winters Daniel 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion

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