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
MacKinnon Daniel 1964 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
MacKenzie Daniel 1861 Pictou County Bye pit Methane explosion
McDougall Daniel 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
McDonald Daniel 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 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
Young Daniel 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Anderson Daniel 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Winters Daniel 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
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
Lockhart Daniel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Stewart Daniel 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Taylor Daniel 1914 Pictou County Albion Hit by a train
McDonald Daniel 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Cummings Daniel 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
MacDonald Daniel 1873 Pictou County Vale Crushed by coal tubs
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
Rector Daniel 1912 Cumberland Minudie Fall of stone
LeBlanc Daniel 1976 Cape Breton County Lingan Struck by a material trip
McInnis Daniel 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
McDonald Daniel 1901 Cape Breton County Caledonia Killed by shot going off while firing squib
Jobs Daniel 1920 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of coal; 1 of 2 killed; died 6 days later
Brown Daniel 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Lamond Daniel 1946 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Finlay Daniel 1903 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Hit by a rake on the hoisting slope
Findlayson Daniel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McLeod Daniel 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by runaway box
Morrison Daniel 1886 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Run over by tub due to broken rope
MacKenzie Daniel 1901 Cumberland Joggins No. 3
Graham Daniel 1925 Pictou County Drummond No. 5 (Intercolonial No. 5) Fall of stone
McKinnon Daniel 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal; died in hospital
MacDonald Dan W, 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
McLean Dan S. 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 While connecting wire, shotfirer fired
McNeil Dan R. 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of roof
O'Neil Dan J. 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Bump (more than 2 miles offshore); 1 of 4 killed
McNeil Dan H. 1912 Cumberland Scotia Fall of stone; also recorded as a casualty - not dead
Aucoin Dan F. 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
McNeil Dan C. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
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
McPherson Dan 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by trip, died 2 days later
Kennedy Dan 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
McLean Dan 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fell under engine
Roach Dan 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McKenzie Dan 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between boxes and died next day
McDonald Dan 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 8 Fell over trestle
MacKinnon Dan 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McKinnon Dan 1937 Inverness Inverness Struck by runaway box
Ireland Dan 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Struck by box

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