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
Burton Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Potts Charles 1915 Pictou County Albion Crushed by a trip of coal
MacNeil Charles 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Lycom Charles 1880 Pictou County Foord pit influx of water; 1 of 6 killed
Boutilier Charles 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Rose Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Boram Charles 1880 Pictou County Foord pit influx of water; 1 of 6 killed
McLeod Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Halliday Charles 1945 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by rake
Campbell Charles 1962 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Dye Charles 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Killed by cars on surface, in colliery yard
Ferguson Charles 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Pettigrew Charles 1924 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Harrison Cecil 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Cole Cecil 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Nazoff Castro 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Jammed between box and roof
Nicseptote Carmian 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of roof
iafalli Carmen 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Murphy Carl G. 1921 Cumberland Springhill Caught between beam of screen floor and break wheel of a moving railway car
White Carl 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Mooring Carl 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Pietzrak or Pietchieck Carl 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Rescue work after explosion
Hanuse Cammile 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McDonald C.R. 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Struck by empty trip
Grasesnack C. G. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McNulty C. 1902 Pictou County Vale Powder explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Connolly C. 1880 Pictou County Vale Burned by gas ignited by his open-flame lamp
Pepperdine Burrell 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Regan Bruce 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Murphy Brian 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Methane explosion and coal dust; 1 of 8 killed
White Brenton 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Gracy Bosel 1895 Cape Breton County Hub Fell from stage down shaft; 1 of 2 killed
Kralieck Bohuslon 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Bourgeois Bliss 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeise Bertram 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Boquet Berry 1892 Pictou County Vale Fall of coal from working face
McEachern Bernard 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
MacIntosh Bernard 1963 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Miller Bernard 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McMullen Bernard 1904 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery; Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Killed by a trip
Maquire Bernard 1914 Pictou County Vale Struck by an empty trip that derailed
DeCoste Bernard 1914 Inverness Inverness Fall of coal
Benoit Bennie Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Enion Benjamin 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 3 (Florence) Fall of coal from face
Edwards Benjamin 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Electrocuted in power house
Roy Benjamin 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by piece of coal, died 3 days after
Adey Benjamin 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 and No. 9 Surface plant Boiler explosion; 1 of 3 or 4 killed
Legnaro Benedict 1971 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Natural Causes
Davis Ben 1906 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Being buried by coal
Boutilier Ben 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone

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