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 ascending Year County Mine Cause
Gallant Joseph 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
LeBlanc Joseph 1923 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Found dead in boiler room; may have fallen
Borden Joseph 1922 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone and coal
McIntyre Joseph 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion 2 and 9 pityard (surface) Jammed between wall and superintendent''s auto
Pastusek Joseph 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between box and prop
Gardner Joseph 1906 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of stone from roof
Dupee Joseph 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Debodt Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Poirier Joseph 1941 Inverness Inverness Crushed between machine amd chock pack
Lamey Joseph 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
MacIntyre Joseph 1893 Cape Breton County Victoria Run over by cage in balance, died next day
Krantz Joseph 1910 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Perfect Joseph 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Killed by moving railway cars
Assiff Joseph 1921 Inverness Inverness Hit by rake on level, died 2 days later
Martin Joseph 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Walsh Joseph 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Gilroy Joseph 1911 Cumberland Springhill Jammed by cars
Michaelites Joseph 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Run over by trip
Michalik Joseph 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Nearing Joseph 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McDonald Joseph 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
MacIntyre Joseph 1893 Cape Breton County Victoria Run over by cage in balance, died next day
Tattersal Joseph 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nearing Joseph 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Hanrahan Joseph 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Jammed between loaded box and boom
Bartholemew or Bartholomew Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McCormick Joseph 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by boom, died 4 days later
Brian or Bryan Joseph 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Motor exploded on back slope
Scott Joseph 1923 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Gerhardt Joseph 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Richardson Joseph 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Livingstone Joseph 1876 Cape Breton County Victoria Fall of coal
Campbell Joseph 1936 Pictou County McGregor Overrun by a full trip of coal on slope
McMullin Joseph 1905 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face
Churchill Joseph 1908 Cape Breton County Emery Mine Fell into Emery shaft
Stephenhardt or Stephenson or Tyopenhart Joseph 1939 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Hit by overhead iron booms, died 3 days later
Lohez Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Major Joseph 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Orell Joseph 1931 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Kayens Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Haworth Joseph 1909 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 5 (Queen) Fall of stone
Deveaux Joseph 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Oliver Joseph 1965 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Hennessey Joseph 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone, leg injured
McDougall Joseph 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by loaded car at No. 4 landing
Morrison Joseph 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Hannah Joseph 1905 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed instantly by being run over by hopper
Hilliar Joseph 1899 Cape Breton County Caledonia
Bellan Joseph 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone in pillars
Hest Joseph 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 22 Struck by runaway car, near landing

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