Second mining tragedy strikes Springhill
In the 1950s, the town of Springhill, N.S., was devastated by two of the worst mining disasters in Canadian history. An explosion in 1956 killed 39 miners, and another 74 died in the "bump" of 1958. Despite much hardship, the people of Springhill have shown a will to survive that is tougher than coal.
• While bumps are common in mining operations, the Springhill bump was one of the worst recorded.
Program: CBC Newsmagazine
Broadcast Date: Oct. 26, 1958
Guest(s): Ralph Gilroy, Archie Legierre, Phil Marsh
Host: Gordon Burwash
Reporter: Kingsley Brown
Last updated: March 6, 2012
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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