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) Year County Minesort descending Cause
Fraser John 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Drawing chocks out of a gob
Young John A. 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of timber
McDonald M. 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Hutchinson William 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Killed by cage
Coleman Peter 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Killoway Arthur 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Milley Nelson 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Skacun Mitro 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Clarke Herbert 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
MacComiskey Owen 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Cobert James 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
McEachern Bernard 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Chiasson Paul C. 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage: Struck by runaway box
Collogani Redolph 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Jammed between boxes
Mollish John 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
Comhaire or Comhair Henri 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Killoway Eugene 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Milley Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Snow William 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McDonald John A. 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Injured by box
Lee Patrick 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Caught between box and prop
Gouthro John J. 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by empty trip
Hart Thomas 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Caverzan Gaetano 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
McDougall Daniel 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
McPherson Angus 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Mitetski Woosyl 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
Crummey or Crominey Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Kleizer Paul 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Murphy Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Steele John J. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Coady Peter 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip near surface on main slope
Nearing Alonzo 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McNeil Charles 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by empty runaway train
McNeil Dan C. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
McDonald Daniel O. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Layton William 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Injured while riding trip
Pordorski or Prodorski Peter 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
McDonald Ronald H. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12, Surface Fell while working on bankhead machinery
McMullin Andrew 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 13 Fall of stone at face
Andreggo Alexander 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck by runaway box
Porteous James 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Killed between box and pillar
McKinnon Murdoch 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of coal
Cowans Daniel A. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck head on boom
Johnston James 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Killed by trip
McDougall John J. 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Hit by a small stone
Campbell William C. 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Trip of boxes
Vanherek Henry 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone
Arsenault John 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Caught between box and prop
McKinnon Joseph 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed

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