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
Porter Sterling 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Melnick Steve 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Podenski Steve 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Boutilier Sydney 1934 Cape Breton County Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. on Lease 3 Explosion at Crop pit
Laderie Sylvia 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
O'Toole Terrance 1943 Cape Breton County Franklin Crushed between box and timber
Boutilier Thomas 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
Zusic or Zusie Thomas 1933 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Rogers Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Guthro Thomas 1887 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of frozen clay; 1 of 2 killed
Glenwright Thomas 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Foley Thomas 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Ross Thomas 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Jones Thomas 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
Kipping Thomas 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between empty trip
White Thomas 1914 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 4 (Scotia) Fall of stone
Hamilton Thomas 1931 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Marsh Thomas 1938 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or Struck by trip
Shaw Thomas 1958 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Ryan Thomas 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
McDonald Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McLeod Thomas 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal and stone
Brown Thomas 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Prendergast Thomas 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 End blew out of aftercooler
Quigley Thomas 1906 Inverness Mabou Jammed between box and pillar
Baker Thomas 1900 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Derailed rake
Jennings Thomas 1915 Cumberland Joggins Fall of stone
Hart Thomas 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Fletcher Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Mackie Thomas 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Barclay Thomas 1932 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of coal
Gaskin Thomas 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Morrison Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Dwyer Thomas 1924 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of coal
Carpenter Thomas 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
McKay Thomas 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Hallet Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Steele Thomas 1887 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Fall of roof stone
Cassey Thomas 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Howie Thomas 1964 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage
Milley Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Gabriel Thomas 1949 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump
Wilson Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Crummey or Crominey Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Murphy Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Sullivan Thomas 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Favier Thomas 1911 Pictou County Acadia Crushed between rib and full box
Kelly Thomas 1984 Cape Breton County Lingan Heart Attack
Campbell Thomas 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Durham Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion

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