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 ascending Mine Cause
Brown Michael 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of coal
Bishop james 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Snellgrove James 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Painter; injured by ventilating fan
McKenzie John H. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Run over by trip
Angelo Michael 1932 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Brown Walter 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by a runaway trip
Clark Edward 1934 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Struck by trip
Jacobi Jacob 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Caught under riding rake
Paul George 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of coal
Lewis Vincent 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Caught between tram and prop
Brown George 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Beaton Philip 1939 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or No. 1 Caught between 2 cars, died 3 days later
Batten Joseph P. 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Kane Roy 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Deveaux Joseph 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Lamey Joseph 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
McInnis Hugh 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Crushed between derailed box and timber
McDougall Daniel R. 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall from bankhead (surface)
White Clarence 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Morgan George 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
McIntyre Adrian 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Haulage
McDonald Donald 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Gower Frederick 1953 Cape Breton County Beaver Fall of stone
Lynk Fred 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Farrell Lawrence 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Curry Duncan 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Roach David 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Haulage
Duder Edward 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall in sump
MacNeil John A. 1963 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
Stewart Donald Sr. 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage:Hit by a full trip
Andrews Stanley 1968 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Natural Causes
Finlayson Daniel 1971 Cape Breton County Princess Wash Plant, Surface Running cars at plant,got jammed between couplings of a full car and empty car
Mills Wayne 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Power Lewis 1985 Cape Breton County Lingan Crushed
McLeod Thomas 1867 Cape Breton County Lingan Fall of stone
Carmichael Charles 1872 Cape Breton County Gowrie Crushed by machinery
Lammond James 1872 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Fall of stone
McGowen Alex 1886 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Dropped dead at face by heart disease
Gillis Stephen 1891 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Fell out of cage coming from work
Hardy Dan 1895 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Methane explosion; 1 of 2 killed
McNeil Fred 1898 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of loose coal
McDonald John 1899 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone at face of room
Horn John 1900 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of coal whilst drawing pillars; 1 of 2 killed
Elliott Hugh 1902 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal at room face
Blue John M. 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught under descending cage
McNeil Stephen 1904 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of roof coal
McInnis Duncan 1905 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of stone from roof
Doucette P. 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 3 Struck by runaway box
McVicar Norman 1907 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of stone
Brown Charles 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 3 (Florence) Fall of stone

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