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
Lockhart Dan 1883 Cumberland Chignecto Killed by cage going off track
Kennedy Dan 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
McDonald Dan 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 8 Fell over trestle
MacIntyre Dan 1941 Cape Breton County Princess Undetermined
Gunn Dan 1933 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
McLeod Dan 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Gillis Dan A. 1907 Inverness Inverness Fatally injured riding in empty trip, rope broke
Gillis Dan A. 1908 Inverness Inverness Fall of coal and rock in pillars
McNeil Dan C. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Aucoin Dan F. 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
McNeil Dan H. 1912 Cumberland Scotia Fall of stone; also recorded as a casualty - not dead
O'Neil Dan J. 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Bump (more than 2 miles offshore); 1 of 4 killed
McNeil Dan R. 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of roof
McLean Dan S. 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 While connecting wire, shotfirer fired
MacDonald Dan W, 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Jobs Daniel 1920 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of coal; 1 of 2 killed; died 6 days later
MacDonald Daniel 1873 Pictou County Vale Crushed by coal tubs
MacKenzie Daniel 1901 Cumberland Joggins No. 3
McDougall Daniel 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Finlay Daniel 1903 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Hit by a rake on the hoisting slope
McLeod Daniel 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by runaway box
Winters Daniel 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McDougall Daniel 1924 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone; 1 of 4 killed
Gerard Daniel 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Engine and bed raised by jerk; he fell underneath
MacDougall Daniel 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone in pillar work 1 of 2 killed
McDonald Daniel 1901 Cape Breton County Caledonia Killed by shot going off while firing squib
Lockhart Daniel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Graham Daniel 1925 Pictou County Drummond No. 5 (Intercolonial No. 5) Fall of stone
McDonald Daniel 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Taylor Daniel 1914 Pictou County Albion Hit by a train
Hariett Daniel 1926 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Caught in longwall machine cutter chain
Waye Daniel 1931 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of coal from face
MacKinnon Daniel 1964 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Morrison Daniel 1886 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Run over by tub due to broken rope
Rector Daniel 1912 Cumberland Minudie Fall of stone
Young Daniel 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Lamond Daniel 1946 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Finlayson Daniel 1971 Cape Breton County Princess Wash Plant, Surface Running cars at plant,got jammed between couplings of a full car and empty car
Cummings Daniel 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
MacKenzie Daniel 1861 Pictou County Bye pit Methane explosion
McDonald Daniel 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed
Anderson Daniel 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Findlayson Daniel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKinnon Daniel 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal; died in hospital
Brown Daniel 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Stewart Daniel 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
LeBlanc Daniel 1976 Cape Breton County Lingan Struck by a material trip
McInnis Daniel 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
Cowans Daniel A. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck head on boom
McDonald Daniel A. 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Killed by coal tipple on bankhead

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