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
Reynolds Wesley 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Halliday Harry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Rolfe Ernest 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Harrison Cecil 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Rose Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McIsaac Duncan 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Harrison Chesley 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ross Robert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Campbell James 1958 Cape Breton County Four Star Electrical
Henwood Harlan 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ross Philip 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Shaw Thomas 1958 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Holloway Isaac 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ross St. Clair 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Tobie or Tobin Frank 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Hunter Hiram 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Smith William 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Hunter Whylie or Wylie 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Spence Percy 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Hyatt Warren 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Stevens Eldon 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Jackson John 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Stevenson William 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Jewkes William 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Tabor Monty 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
LeBlanc Abbey 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Tabor Raymond 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Legere Alfred 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Teed Henry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
White Alfred A. 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump on March 18
Livingstone Gilbert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Maddison John 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Turnbull William 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Tabor Hollis 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
MacLeod William 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McLeod Archie 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Marsh Russel 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McInnis Donald 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Hallam Ernest 1959 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Fall of coal
Hoeg Jesse Havelock 1959 Cumberland Cochran Fall of stone
Salon John 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
Boyd Clarence 1959 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Thorne Wesley 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Roach David 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Haulage
Blois John 1959 Cape Breton County Four Star Fall of stone
McLean Wilmont 1959 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Rockett Fred 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
McPherson Angus 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Sampson Sanford 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Falling boom
Brown Albert 1960 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone

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