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Last living survivor of 1958 Springhill Mine disaster dies

By Caitlin Snow Aug 1, 2023 | 3:40 PM

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The last living survivor of the 1958 Springhill Mine disaster has passed away.

Age the age of 26, Harold Brine was one of 174 men working in the number 2 mine, North America’s deepest.

It was jolted by a seismic shock wave that killed 75 miners.

He was trapped for six days near the bottom before being one of 12 rescued, 7 more were rescued two days later.

Brine lived in Geary, New Brunswick and was 91 years old.


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