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) Year Countysort descending Mine Cause
Boquet Berry 1892 Pictou County Vale Fall of coal from working face
Buko Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Campbell John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Chisholm Colin C. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Conway James 1950 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Dalling James 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Drolet Remi Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Fanning Willard 1943 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal from face
Frampton Rod 1939 Pictou County Allan Shaft Run over by a loaded box
Fraser Charles Robert 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Grant Dougald 1899 Pictou County Vale Methane explosion by naked light
Hamilton James Y. 1928 Pictou County Drummond No. 5 (Intercolonial No. 5) Fell head first while timbering the roof when staging collaped under fall of heavy coal lump
Hennessy Abraham 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
Jahn Trevor Martin 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Kaiser Michael 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Lameaux James 1916 Pictou County Albion Struck by a runaway box
Livingstone Fred C. 1957 Pictou County Greenwood No. 2 Hit by a runaway coal box
MacDonald John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
MacKay Martin 1931 Pictou County Allan Shaft Heart attack in act of getting on riding rake
MacKinnon Donald 1873 Pictou County Foord pit Fall of coal
MacRae John Duncan 1930 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of Stone
McCallum Harry Alliston 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
McElvie Hugh 1880 Pictou County Foord pit influx of water; 1 of 6 killed
McKinnon Rod #1 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McNeal John Jr. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Morrison Laughlin 1880 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Murdock William 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
O'Brien J. D. 1939 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal from roof
Potts John 1874 Pictou County Foord pit Rope broke on bucket going down pump shaft
Roberts John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Russell unknown 1858 Pictou County Cage pit Carbon monoxide after methane explosion 1of 2 killed
Short Romeo Andrew 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Stanton James 1892 Pictou County Albion Under engine hit by hoppers and run over
Taylor John 1873 Pictou County Vale Fall with tub in slope
Van Larkin Dominic 1924 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide suffocation after explosion; 1 of 4 killed
Wilson George 1935 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Fall of coal
Alt Herman 1928 Pictou County Albion Struck by wood thrown from circular saw (on the surface)
Baudoux Alfred H. 1949 Pictou County McBean Killed riding a trip on the main slope; was McBean manager
Boram Charles 1880 Pictou County Foord pit influx of water; 1 of 6 killed
Burke Andrew 1917 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by rail car on surface
Campbell Hector 1875 Pictou County Foord pit Run over by loaded wagons
Chisholm James 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Conway Wayne Michael 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Dalling Timothy 1927 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed by riding on coal trip which derailed
Dudka Andrew 1950 Pictou County McGregor Struck by a haulage rope
Favier Thomas 1911 Pictou County Acadia Crushed between rib and full box
Francis James 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by cage lever on surface; died 3 days later
Freeman Henry 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Grasesnack C. G. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Hamilton William 1950 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal

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