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
McKay Angus 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Keigan Angus 1883 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Run over by coal tub
McIsaac Angus 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Fortune Angus 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by cage
Hunter Angus 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Gillies Angus 1878 Inverness Port Hood Explosion of steam boiler; 1 of 2 killed
Hasey Angus 1934 Pictou County Allan Shaft Power House Caught in stoke driver shaft
Auld Angus 1931 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of stone
McLean Angus 1872 Cape Breton County Gowrie Run over by wagon
McDonald Angus 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by runaway box
Gardion Anglo 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Killed by trip
Tallia Angelo 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
Moncusco Angelo 1902 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by full tub on main haulage road
Bastin or Baston Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McMullin Andrew 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 13 Fall of stone at face
Nevat Andrew 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
Davis Andrew 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 2 killed
Dawe Andrew 1910 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 3 (Florence) Runaway box knocked out timber he was putting up and stone fell on him
Cassidy Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Buko Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Burke Andrew 1917 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by rail car on surface
Darroch or Darrah Andrew 1898 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Rock fall
Purvis or Purves Andrew 1956 Pictou County McGregor Caught in underground haulage
Brunt Andrew 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Conran Andrew 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Backa Andrew 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Carmichael Andrew 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Anderson Andrew 1901 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 3 Killed by fall of roof stone in room
Neary Andrew 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Fell under moving car
Collin Andrew 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McLellan Andrew 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Forbes Andrew 1867 Pictou County unidentified shaft being sunk or Cage pit Methane explosion
Power Andrew 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
Bosman or Bossman Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Doboi Andrew 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Dudka Andrew 1950 Pictou County McGregor Struck by a haulage rope
Lebonis Andre 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Burkhart Amos 1931 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of coal
White Amos 1889 Cumberland Joggins Struck by rake in slope
Brown Amos 1892 Cumberland Joggins Runaway rake in slope
Candido Amoiesi 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fell off box that then ran over him
Gardiner Ambrose 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone
Laffin Ambrose 1889 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Killed by loose coal by face of junk while at work in his room
MacDougall Alphonse 1982 Cape Breton County Lingan Heart Attack
Mombourquette Alphonse 1971 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 12 Natural Causes
Bert Alphonse 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone from roof
Budd Alonzo 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nearing Alonzo 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Goode Allen H. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Ferguson Allen 1896 Cape Breton County Caledonia Struck by part of junk while loading

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