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)sort descending Year County Mine Cause
Holley Edward 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Driving when box derailed, knocked out prop, roof fell, killing him
Briffett Edward 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Roberts Jr Edward 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Clark Edward 1934 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Struck by trip
Flemming Edward 1922 Cape Breton County Jubilee, Sydney Mines Found dead with radial coalcutter resting on body
Duprey Edward 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Ross Edward 1939 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of rock, died 4 days later
MacCallum Edward 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Hardcastle Edward 1911 Cumberland Great Northern Fall of stone
Stanislaw Edward 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
LeBlanc Edward 1906 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 3 (Florence) Struck by moving box
Fagon Edward 1930 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Fall of roof; 1 of 2 killed
Millville Edward 1878 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Methane explosion; 1 of 6 killed
Dawe Edward 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Miller Edward 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Vickers Edward 1905 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Fall of stone
Hall Edward 1879 Cape Breton County Lingan Empty horse wagon ran away
Phalen Edward 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Winter Edward 1872 Cumberland Victoria; or Cape Breton County Fall of coal
Ruddick Edward 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Duder Edward 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall in sump
Flavin Edward 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Fall of stone
Burns Edward 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Bigney Edward 1910 Pictou County Acadia Run over by a box of coal
Bobbie Edward 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Ripley Edward 1908 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fell into chute
Donovan Edward 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
McDonald Edward 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Winter Edward 1872 Cape Breton County Victoria Fall of roof coal; possibly in Cumberland County
Clarke Edward 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Hall Edward 1889 Cape Breton County Victoria Possibly in Cumberland County
Jones Edward 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Doyle Edward 1935 Pictou County Albion Fall of rock
Smith Edward 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Savage Edward 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Ferrymand Edward 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 5 (Queen) Fall of stone
Arthrell Edward 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Merrit Edward 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Hall Edward 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Killed by trip
Warren Edward 1904 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof
Bossman or Bosman Edward 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Keating Edward 1914 Inverness Inverness Cage struck timber, knocking roof down
McLeod Edward 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
LeBlanc Edward 1906 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Struck by a moving box
Hawley or Holley Edward 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Box knocked out prop and boom, stone fell on him
McLean Edward 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
McLean Edward 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
White Edward or Elwood 1957 Cumberland Bayview Fall of stone
Roberts Edward Sr. 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McKinnon Edwin 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump

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