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 County Minesort descending Cause
Ferguson William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Draegerman; carbon monoxide post explosion
Pyke Pleaman 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Hale George 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Fisher Lester 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Spence Alex 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Draegerman; carbon monoxide post explosion
Crosson or Crossin Harry 1950 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Alderson or Anderson Ephriam 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Glennie Avard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Spence Ernel 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Caldwell Charles J. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Bump
Allen Arthur J. 1951 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Allen Frank 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Henwood Victor 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Styles Clair 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Vienneau or Veneau John J. 1940 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Caught between box and boom
Chapman Neil D. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Crushed under trip
Beaton Floyd 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Hunter Angus 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Tabor Donald 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Corkin Thomas A. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Beaton Kenneth 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Jones William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Tower William H. 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Jacob or Jacobs Louis L. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Betts David 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Lewis Harold 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Vance David 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
MacKay Daniel L. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Bump
Canning William G. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Found dead in mine
Boutilier Ernest 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
MacDonald Leslie 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Ward George T. 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Hachey Archibald J. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Brown Thomas 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McCormick Leonard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Winters Daniel 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
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
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
Willigher Mark 1927 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Cause not recorded
Fagon Edward 1930 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Fall of roof; 1 of 2 killed
Morse Harry 1930 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Fall of roof; 1 of 2 killed
Burton John Edward 1929 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Injured by trip
Dickson Wlliam 1927 Cumberland Springhill No. 7 Struck by rake
Harroun or Ronan John 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 7 Coupling cars, killed by moving cars

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