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
Nearing Alonzo 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Bert Alphonse 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone from roof
MacDougall Alphonse 1982 Cape Breton County Lingan Heart Attack
Mombourquette Alphonse 1971 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 12 Natural Causes
Gardiner Ambrose 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone
Laffin Ambrose 1889 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Killed by loose coal by face of junk while at work in his room
Candido Amoiesi 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fell off box that then ran over him
Burkhart Amos 1931 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of coal
White Amos 1889 Cumberland Joggins Struck by rake in slope
Brown Amos 1892 Cumberland Joggins Runaway rake in slope
Lebonis Andre 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Bosman or Bossman Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Backa Andrew 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Dudka Andrew 1950 Pictou County McGregor Struck by a haulage rope
Brunt Andrew 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carmichael Andrew 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Bastin or Baston Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Neary Andrew 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Fell under moving car
Doboi Andrew 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Anderson Andrew 1901 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 3 Killed by fall of roof stone in room
Dawe Andrew 1910 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 3 (Florence) Runaway box knocked out timber he was putting up and stone fell on him
McLellan Andrew 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Cassidy Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Buko Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Purvis or Purves Andrew 1956 Pictou County McGregor Caught in underground haulage
Burke Andrew 1917 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by rail car on surface
Darroch or Darrah Andrew 1898 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Rock fall
Conran Andrew 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Davis Andrew 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 2 killed
Collin Andrew 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McMullin Andrew 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 13 Fall of stone at face
Nevat Andrew 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
Forbes Andrew 1867 Pictou County unidentified shaft being sunk or Cage pit Methane explosion
Power Andrew 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
Tallia Angelo 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
Moncusco Angelo 1902 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by full tub on main haulage road
Gardion Anglo 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Killed by trip
Auld Angus 1931 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of stone
McCormack Angus 1872 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Fall of stone
Holmes Angus 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 22 Fell, striking head on rail
Smith Angus 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Currie Angus 1868 Cape Breton County Gowrie Fall of coal
Hunter Angus 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McPherson Angus 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Haley or Hanley Angus 1887 Pictou County Vale Run over by boxes on main slope
Boutilier Angus 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of roof
McNeil Angus 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 and No. 9 Surface plant Boiler explosion; 1 of 3 or 4 killed
Gillies Angus 1878 Inverness Port Hood Explosion of steam boiler; 1 of 2 killed
Keigan Angus 1883 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Run over by coal tub
Fraser Angus 1934 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Struck by a rake on the slope

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