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
Weeks Archie 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Young Archie 1904 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery; Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Fall of coal
Cameron Archie 1927 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of coal
Kennedy Archie 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
McLeod Archie 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
McCormack Archie 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Fraser Archie 1890 Pictou County Vale Run over in a back balance
Hachey Archibald J. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
McIsaac Archibald A. 1924 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone; 1 of 4 killed
Andrews Archibald 1926 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by metal that fell off ascending cage or chuck falling down shaft
Cameron Archibald 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Casey Archibald 1921 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by rake of coal
Hayman Archibald 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Shipley Archibald 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Cameron Archibald 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McDonald Arch. B. 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by a full box
Sennio Antonio 1914 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Died in Halifax in 1914
Modesto Antonio 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Buenivego or Buenivege Antoine 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McNeil Anthony 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between box and prop, died next day
McSorley Anthony 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Caught by rope and drawn behind drum
MacIntosh Anthony 1968 Cape Breton County Dominion Glace Bay Shops Department Natural Causes
MacDougall Anthony 1872 Cape Breton County Lorway Crushed by cage
Kuss Anthony 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone face
Wasakalius Ant. 1916 Cape Breton County Princess Killed by runaway box
McDonald Angus V. 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
MacMillan Angus R. 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
McDonald Angus L. 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
MacNeil Angus Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
McNeil Angus J. 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
McKinnon Angus 2nd 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Haley or Hanley Angus 1887 Pictou County Vale Run over by boxes on main slope
Johnson Angus 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Jammed between coal hoppers at surface
Hunter Angus 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Kennedy Angus 1901 or 1902 Inverness Broad Cove Run over by back balance rope-brake
McKay Angus 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McLellan Angus 1906 Inverness Broad Cove Killed by runaway box on main slope
McLeod Angus 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between motor and prop
Fraser Angus 1934 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Struck by a rake on the slope
Keigan Angus 1883 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Run over by coal tub
McLean Angus 1872 Cape Breton County Gowrie Run over by wagon
Holmes Angus 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 22 Fell, striking head on rail
MacKinnon Angus 1945 Inverness Inverness No. 3 Fall of stone
Hasey Angus 1934 Pictou County Allan Shaft Power House Caught in stoke driver shaft
Ross Angus 1913 Inverness Inverness Stepped in front of moving balance box
Auld Angus 1931 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of stone
Boutilier Angus 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of roof
Corbett Angus 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Caught in conveyor belt
McPhee Angus 1926 Cape Breton County Princess Squeezed between longwall machine and face
Smith Angus 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion

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