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
Cameron Angus 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Hunter Angus 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Gillies Angus 1878 Inverness Port Hood Explosion of steam boiler; 1 of 2 killed
Auld Angus 1931 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of stone
McPhee Angus 1926 Cape Breton County Princess Squeezed between longwall machine and face
Corbett Angus 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Caught in conveyor belt
McDonald Angus 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by runaway box
Holmes Angus 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 22 Fell, striking head on rail
McIsaac Angus 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Kennedy Angus 1901 or 1902 Inverness Broad Cove Run over by back balance rope-brake
McLellan Angus 1906 Inverness Broad Cove Killed by runaway box on main slope
McLeod Angus 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between motor and prop
Smith Angus 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McCormack Angus 1872 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Fall of stone
McPherson Angus 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McNeil Angus 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 and No. 9 Surface plant Boiler explosion; 1 of 3 or 4 killed
McKinnon Angus 2nd 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNeil Angus J. 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
MacNeil Angus Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
McDonald Angus L. 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
MacMillan Angus R. 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
McDonald Angus V. 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Wasakalius Ant. 1916 Cape Breton County Princess Killed by runaway box
McSorley Anthony 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Caught by rope and drawn behind drum
MacIntosh Anthony 1968 Cape Breton County Dominion Glace Bay Shops Department Natural Causes
MacDougall Anthony 1872 Cape Breton County Lorway Crushed by cage
Kuss Anthony 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone face
McNeil Anthony 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between box and prop, died next day
Buenivego or Buenivege Antoine 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Modesto Antonio 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Sennio Antonio 1914 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Died in Halifax in 1914
McDonald Arch. B. 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by a full box
Cameron Archibald 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Casey Archibald 1921 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by rake of coal
Cameron Archibald 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Andrews Archibald 1926 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by metal that fell off ascending cage or chuck falling down shaft
Shipley Archibald 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Hayman Archibald 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
McIsaac Archibald A. 1924 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone; 1 of 4 killed
Hachey Archibald J. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Kennedy Archie 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Johnstone Archie 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Stoker; injured in boiler explosion
Cameron Archie 1927 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of coal
McCormack Archie 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Young Archie 1904 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery; Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Fall of coal
Weeks Archie 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Fraser Archie 1890 Pictou County Vale Run over in a back balance
McLeod Archie 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Foster Archie 1904 Cumberland Aberdeen Caught between box and chute; died on beaching bank
Ferguson Archie F. 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Methane explosion and coal dust; 1 of 8 killed

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