Canada Mining Disasters Team

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Welcome to the Canada Mining Disasters Team

This is an index to all mining disasters in Canada.

Canada Mining Disasters by Province


Alberta Mining Disasters
Date Colliery/Mine Location Casualties Cause
31 October 1941 Brazeau Mine Nordegg, Alberta 29 Explosion
9 December 1935 Coalhurst Mine Coalhurst, Alberta 16 Explosion
19 June 1914 Hillcrest Mine Hillcrest, Alberta 189 Explosion

British Columbia

British Columbia Mining Disasters
Date Colliery/Mine Location Casualties Cause
3 May 1887 Nanaimo Mine Nanaimo, BC 150 Explosion
22 May 1902 Coal Creek Mine Fernie, BC 128 Explosion
15 March 1905 Cumberland Mine Cumberland, BC 64 Explosion
15 February 1901 Cumberland Mine Union Bay, BC 64 Coal Mine Explosion
24 January 1888 Wellington Mine Nanaimo, BC 60 Explosion
22 March 1915 Britannia Mine Britannia Beach, BC 56 Mine Collapse/Landslide
13 August 1930 Blakeburn Mine Coalmont, BC 45 Explosion
5 April 1917 Coal Creek Mine Fernie, BC 34 Explosion
8 February 1923 Comox No. 4 Mine Comox, BC 33 Explosion
5 October 1909 Extension Mine Ladysmith, BC 32 Explosion
8 August 1916 Michel Mine Michel, BC 24 Explosion
30 June 1884 Wellington Mine Nanaimo, BC 23 Explosion
27 May 1915 Reserve Mine Reserve, BC 22 Explosion
9 February 1915 South Wellington Mine South Wellington, BC 19 Flooding
30 August 1922 Comox No. 4 Mine Comox, BC 15 to 18 Explosion
10 September 1918 Protection Island Mine Namaimo, BC 17 Cage Malfunction
30 September 1901 Extension Mine Ladysmith, BC 16 Explosion
15 July 1903 Cumberland Mine Cumberland, BC 16 Explosion
18 November 1904 Carbonado Mine Morrissey, BC 14 Explosion

North-West Territories

North-West Territories Mining Disasters
Date Colliery/Mine Location Casualties Cause
29 April 1903 Frank Coal Mine Frank, North-West Territories 36 (of 90+) Landslide

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Mining Disasters
Date Colliery/Mine Location Casualties Cause
21 February 1891 Springhill Mine Springhill, Nova Scotia 125 Explosion
23 January 1918 Albion Mine Stellarton, Nova Scotia 89 Explosion
13 May 1873 Drummond Colliery Westville, Nova Scotia 70 Explosion
25 July 1917 Dominion Mine New Waterford, Nova Scotia 65 Explosion
27 November 1880 Albion Mine Stellarton, Nova Scotia 50 Explosion
6 December 1938 Sydney Mines Mine Sydney, Nova Scotia 20 Mine Collapse
7 February 1908 Port Hood Mine Port Hood, Nova Scotia 10 Explosion


Ontario Mining Disasters
Date Colliery/Mine Location Casualties Cause
10 February 1928 Hollinger Gold Mine Timmins, Ontario 39

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