Industrial Impunity in Nova Scotia

Stop the safety violations!

Donkin Mine Safety?

Serious Safety Questions

Disaster Waiting to Happen

Roof Falls

Company Fires Mine Workers for Speaking Out

Methane Fire

Dates of Rock and Gas Outbursts

  • September 18, 2018: Rock fall
  • October 1, 2018: Two massive rock falls
  • December 18: Roof collapse
  • December 28, 2018: Stop-work order (issued only in cases of imminent danger to workers).

All the cave-ins during 2018 were not reported - mining license was suspended.

  • July 8, 2019: Rock fall, stop-work order issued.
  • December 28, 2019: Rock fall, stop-work order issued.
  • February 2, 2020: Rock fall, stop-work order was issued.
  • February 13, 2020: Rock fall, stop-work order issued following a second rockfall in under two weeks.
  • May 2020: Rock fall, mine closed in March.
  • January 2022: Rock fall, mine has been closed for two years.

Reopening of the Donkin Coal Mine

  • September 2022: Donkin Mine abandons area of rock falls.
  • October: Donkin Mine reopens: coal production begins.
  • November: Provincial Minister leaves public office and becomes Vice President of Donkin Coal Mine.
  • December: Nova Scotia Environment grants renewal of industrial approval.