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
Shannon George "Happy" 1921 Cumberland Joggins Electrocuted by shock from cable on pavement
Matheson George 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by a railway car on surface
May George 1887 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fatally hurt
Bowran George 1923 Pictou County Albion Caught and crushed by screening machinery
Sawyer George 1908 or 1909 Cumberland Joggins Suffocated by smoke
Young George 1927 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Fall of stone
Wilson George 1935 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Fall of coal
Newman George 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Struck by boom moved by coal scoop
Walker George 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Morgan George 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Evans George 1899 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of coal from face of room
Wood George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Canning George 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McWhirter George 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Redpath George 1858 Pictou County Cage pit Methane explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Taylor George 1914 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Boiler explosion in surface plant; 1 of 7 killed
Ridgeway George 1915 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of stone
Nicoloff George 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
Seldon George 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone from roof in room
Bryne George 1923 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed between rail cars on surface
Bond George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Hopkins George 1892 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Fall of coal from working face
Long George 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed
Christopher George 1879 Pictou County Vale Rope broke while on loaded tubs
Wheelicker George 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall from roof
Burney George 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Delaney George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Welch George 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Head George 1955 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Domokosch George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Bratcher George 1907 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Suffocated by gas
Bishop George 1900 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Stone fell on him down shaft during sinking
Briggs George 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Bump (more than 2 miles offshore); 1 of 4 killed
Mouland George 1956 Cape Breton County Florence Fall
Beaton George 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Roman George 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by box
Hale George 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Fraser George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Neal George 1921 Cape Breton County Jubilee, Sydney Mines Fall down shaft
McPhee George 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by full trip
Chapman George 1897 Cumberland Springhill Surface Cause not recorded
Stewart George 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Edwards George 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone from oof
Ballantyne George 1915 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by a trip of coal
Paul George 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of coal
Brown George 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Carey George 1947 Cape Breton County Florence Bankhead (surface)
Munroe George 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Spencer George 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Run over by horse and loaded box
Guyaux George 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone

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