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
Gilhomes R. D. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Run over by trip of cars
Boa Constatntine 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Domokosch George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McIntyre Paul 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Parsons George E. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Wadystan Wyercbick 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Toomey Joseph 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught by full box
Hanrahan Joseph 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Jammed between loaded box and boom
West Herbert 1921 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of coal
Vanherek Henry 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone
Hibbs James 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by runaway car in deep
McDonald Daniel 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Jacques Arthur 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Trip of boxes
Driscol or Driscoll William 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Slipped from car, wheels passed over him
Jesso Frank 1927 Cape Breton County Colonial Fall of stone
Keigan Patrick 1928 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Waye Samuel 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed by chain block
McIntyre Alex 1929 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by cage
Burkhart Amos 1931 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of coal
Arsenault John 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Caught between box and prop
Gunn Dan 1933 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Durdle Neslon 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Riding on trip which left the road
Lawless Marcel 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Found on haulage
Steele James 1936 Cape Breton County North Sydney Pier Falling into pocket
Ralph John 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Dixon Richard 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Campbell Thomas 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
McNeil Angus J. 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Eveleigh G. Hector William 1941 Cape Breton County Indian Cove Coal Company Explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Pembroke James 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by rake
Marsh Henry 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Drowned; 1 of 2 killed
O'Toole Terrance 1943 Cape Breton County Franklin Crushed between box and timber
McMullin Roderick 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Salcon Trifon 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Melnick Steve 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Lyons Thomas 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Clarke Edward 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Ledger Walter 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Ferguson Robert 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Head George 1955 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Moseychuck Victor 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Campbell James 1958 Cape Breton County Four Star Electrical
Brown Albert 1960 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Cameron John 1962 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Hogan Cornelius 1964 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Seward John 1967 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage: Run over by empty trip
Martell John Alexander 1970 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 12 Squeezed between 2 boxes on material landing
Cameron Alexander 1978 Cape Breton County Lingan Fall of stone
MacDougall Alphonse 1982 Cape Breton County Lingan Heart Attack
Brennick John 1870 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Run over by wagon

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