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
Smith Isaac 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Struck by trip of coal boxes
Dugas Alex 1917 Cape Breton County Colonial Crushed between box and rib
Angelo Gaeton 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Delaney George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McEachern Roderick 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Pancryk Frank 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Wierschbizki Vladislow 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McLeod Malcolm 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Fall of stone and till
Kaspersky Peter 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 9 Fall of coal, died 17 days later
Jobs Daniel 1920 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of coal; 1 of 2 killed; died 6 days later
Gouthro Charles 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck and run over by full coal box
McIsaac John D. 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone while timbering, died 5 days later
Babb John 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Smeyers Pierre 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Campbell William C. 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Trip of boxes
Rushton Nelson W. 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Steele Alex 1928 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
Kendell William 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Prendergast Thomas 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 End blew out of aftercooler
Jobes James D. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by box
McIsaac Angus 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McLeod Alex 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Run over by trip
McPhee George 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by full trip
Martin John 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Pearson Thomas Edgar 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Leg broken by trip, died 5 days later in hospital
Matlock John 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McGregor Murdock 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Wilkie William 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Bert Alphonse 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone from roof
Ross James 1941 Cape Breton County Indian Cove Coal Company Explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Currie John F. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Struck by trip
Beaton Wilson 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Drowned; 1 of 2 killed
Saccary Leo 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Undetermined
McDonald Allan 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Nutter Roy 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Haulage
Gardiner Ambrose 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone
Boutilier Fred 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Wadden Freeman 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Gallivan Joseph 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
MacKinnon Dan 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
O'Leary Vincent 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Haulage
MacNeil Charles 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McIsaac Duncan 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Sampson Sanford 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Falling boom
Campbell Charles 1962 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
McIntyre Arthur 1964 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Forrester Stanley 1967 Cape Breton County Princess Natural Causes
MacArthur Harry 1970 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 12 Killed on main haulage deep
LeBlanc Daniel 1976 Cape Breton County Lingan Struck by a material trip
Banville Patrick 1981 Cape Breton County Lingan Heart Attack

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