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) Year Countysort descending Mine Cause
LeBlanc Tillman 1909 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Haulage rope injury
Ridgeway George 1915 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of stone
McDonald Allan 1922 Cumberland No.9 ? (may be Glace Bay) Fall of stone
Mitchell William James 1925 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by trip of boxes; 1 of 2 killed
Yorke Eugene I. 1932 Cumberland Springhill No. 7 Fall of stone on Longwall
Clarke Walter 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by box
Porter Thomas D. 1945 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by rake
Nelson Vernon V. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Gilroy Russell A. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Campbell Alex 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McLellan Ben 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Armishaw Herbert 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Massive gas and coal dust explosioni
Embree Harry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
LeBlanc Abbey 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Edward 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Rose Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Gilroy Floyd O. 1969 Cumberland Syndicate Fall of stone
Patton William 1883 Cumberland Chignecto Suffocated by carbonic acid (1 of 3 killed)
Coleman John H. 1908 or 1909 Cumberland Joggins Suffocated by smoke
Arseneau Alex 1916 Cumberland Victoria Fall of roof
Soloman David Allen 1928 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Run over by a full trip of boxes
Hachey William 1932 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Dust and gas explosion; 1 of 5 killed
Hoeg Jesse Havelock 1959 Cumberland Cochran Fall of stone
McNeil Henry 1876 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 cause not recorded
May George 1887 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fatally hurt
Campbell John D 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Davis Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Hannager Peter 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McGillvary William 2nd 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
Nicholson Malcolm 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
Armishaw Herbert 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Gas and coal dust explosion
Lowther William 1900 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Leg broken in fall of stone at working face
Foster Archie 1904 Cumberland Aberdeen Caught between box and chute; died on beaching bank
Delaney Douglas 1909 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Killed by runaway box
Gillespie David 1916 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by cage
Jones Hezekiah 1922 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone and coal from face
Brown George D. 1926 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Carter Ralston 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by full car on back slope
Weatherbee Lorne A. 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by trip
Pashkoski or Pasoshki Alexander 1946 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Killed by haulage
Skelton or Skilton Hollis T. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Knowlton Everett 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone; 1 of 3 killed
Clarke Kenneth 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McLeod Henry 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Bunton Alexander 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Massive gas and coal dust explosioni
Allen Fidele 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Legere Alfred 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Frank 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump

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