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
Allen Fidele 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Landry Fidele D. 1910 or 1938 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Fall of stone
Aird Finlay 1907 Inverness Inverness Fell from riding rake on main slope
Vaughan Fitz 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Vaast Floriand 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Beaton Floyd 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Gilroy Floyd O. 1969 Cumberland Syndicate Fall of stone
Stubbert Foreman 1884 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of coal
Martin Francis 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Struck by box
Marsh Francis 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Launey Francis 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Cassidy Francis 1894 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by a coal trip
Colin Francis 1878 Pictou County Acadia Run over by pit tub
Mini Francisco 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Electric wire
MacDougald Frank 1890 Cumberland Victoria; or Cape Breton County
Feit Frank 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Fall of stone
Pancryk Frank 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Ross Frank 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Green Frank 1908 Pictou County Albion Struck by a box on balance
Genter Frank 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face
Reid Frank 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Knocked down steel boom
MacKenzie Frank 1909 Pictou County Albion Killed on balance by runaway box
Melanson Frank 1951 Cumberland Cochran
Schobarlietner Frank 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
McKenzie Frank 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Letcher Frank 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carroll Frank 1912 Pictou County Allan Shaft
Tobie or Tobin Frank 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Groves Frank 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Shot blew through on slant containing water, partly driven between main slope, drowned; 1 of 2 killed
Desmond Frank 1922 Cape Breton County Greener Empty box passed over him, died 28 days later in hospital
Furlong Frank 1901 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Scalded with steam
Brown Frank 1907 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of stone
McLeod Frank 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLean Frank 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Gallant Frank 1909 Pictou County Allan Shaft Driving a full trip & killed by falling timber
MacDougald Frank 1890 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Fell in front of a full trip while riding up slope
Williams Frank 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 9 Killed by runaway box
Morgan Frank 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 8 Killed by live wire
Debodt Frank 1925 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of coal
Ryan Frank 1914 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Boiler explosion in surface plant; 1 of 7 killed
Jesso Frank 1927 Cape Breton County Colonial Fall of stone
Connell Frank 1914 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Norvok or Novak Frank 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 21 Fall of coal caused by bump
Allen Frank 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Gillis Frank L. 1941 Cumberland Cumberland Railway & Coal Fall of stone
Blackwood Fraser 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by runaway box
Elkin Fred 1906 Cumberland Springhill Killed by trolleys on surface
Keith Fred 1919 Pictou County Allan Shaft Overcome by gas, likely methane
Schwinghammer or Swinghammer Fred 1929 Cumberland Springhill No. 7 Fall of stone
Borden Fred 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion

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