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
LeBlanc Edward 1906 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Struck by a moving box
Grant William 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Fall of stone
McNeil Michael A. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal and stone
D'Orsay John 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Overwind man-shaft cage; 1of 2 killed
Crain John 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 3 Fall of stone
Kuss Anthony 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone face
Laffin Ambrose 1889 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Killed by loose coal by face of junk while at work in his room
Ferguson Robenich 1903 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery; Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Fall of stone
Hawes Thomas 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone in pillar
Bacarro Guissippi 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Jammed between trip and door
McKinnon Rod 1912 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
McDonald Dan 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McDonald Dan 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 8 Fell over trestle
Lawlor Richard 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Runaway box
Lebonis Andre 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Cavasotte Fernando 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of coal
Campbell Hector 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of roof
Gilhomes R. D. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Run over by trip of cars
Boone Isaac 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Durham Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McKay John D. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Parsons William 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McDonald D. W. C. 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Donnelly Robert 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Boutilier Angus 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of roof
Turner Alfred 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by horse; in falling pick stabbed abdomen
MacKeigan John 1922 Cape Breton County Jubilee, River Hebert Fall of roof stone in level, died 21 days later
Beasley Isaac 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof in room
McIntosh Michael 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
McAulay Ronald 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 22 Fall of stone
Hariett Daniel 1926 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Caught in longwall machine cutter chain
Nicholson William 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Squeezed between box and pillar
Gallant Raymond 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Killed by rake
Bonner Harry 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Walsh P. Joseph 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by runaway box
Bozeman John 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Waye Daniel 1931 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of coal from face
Grycorn John 1933 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Russell James 1934 Cape Breton County Princess Heart failure
McDonald Angus V. 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Hall William 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Run over by full box
McMahon Joseph 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McPhee Malcolm 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Luffman William 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Cirotto Giovanni 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McIntyre Donald 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Gouthro John W. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by trip
McKinnon Joseph 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Collins William 1943 Cape Breton County Princess Crushed under trip
Treige John 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Struck by level trip

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