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
Wade or Mahoney John 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Methane explosion and coal dust; 1 of 8 killed
Meulders Gaspar 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of roof
Andreggo Alexander 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck by runaway box
Dean Thomas 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Fell under full trip
O'Connor John 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone at longwall face
Edwards James 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Nevat Andrew 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
Porteous James 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Killed between box and pillar
McDonald H. 1915 Cape Breton County Queen Boilermaker killed by fan on surface
Clarke Patrick 1917 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
Curry Charles 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Martin Joseph 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Newman John 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Teichman or Tiechman Herman 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Campbell Rod 1918 Cape Breton County Dominon No. 11 Fall of stone
Thurbid John 1919 Cape Breton County Scotia No. 4 Fall of stone
McDonald Angus 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by runaway box
Robbins William F. 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Reid John N. 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Accidental dynamite explosion
Waugh Michael 1923 Cape Breton County Princess Caught in worm-gear of coal conveyor
Berger Charles 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Killed by a trip of boxes
McPhee Angus 1926 Cape Breton County Princess Squeezed between longwall machine and face
Riley James 1927 Cape Breton County Princess Squeezed between boxes
McKinnon Murdoch 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of coal
Johnstone Archie 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Stoker; injured in boiler explosion
Jones Charles 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone, died 6-7 weeks later
Cowans Daniel A. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck head on boom
McDonald James R. 1931 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of coal
McInnis Michael J. 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by a runaway empty trip
Wilson Henry J. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck on head by stone
Boutilier Sydney 1934 Cape Breton County Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. on Lease 3 Explosion at Crop pit
McMullin Lauchlin 1936 Cape Breton County Princess Fell off trip and under box
Sedosky Stephen 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by box
McKenzie Dan 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between boxes and died next day
iafalli Carmen 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Power Andrew 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
Kuta Leo 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by runaway box
Large William 1942 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Lucus Marcus 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Chipman Albert 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Cherpack John 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Lamond Daniel 1946 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Morrison John 1947 Cape Breton County Greener Fall of roof
McDonald Laurence 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McDonald John 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
Gould John 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Mackie Thomas 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed

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