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
Vanherek Henry 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone
McKinnon Joseph 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Arsenault Arsene 1932 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Caught between trip and prop
Woodfine Solomon 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Doolan James 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck by runaway box
Francis Arthur J. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone
Brown Michael 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of coal
McKenzie John H. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Run over by trip
Moro Tino 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of coal
Gerard Daniel 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Engine and bed raised by jerk; he fell underneath
Handrigan John 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone in pillar work; 1 of 2 killed
O'Handley Michael 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Caught between box and rib
Fortune Joseph R. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Donkey runner; caught in drum of engine
Cicchetto Albert 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone
Doyle James 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck by empty trip
MacDougall Daniel 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone in pillar work 1 of 2 killed
Spiccochi Higo 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 or Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal from face
Grave Henry 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
Graham Alex 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
McLean Edward 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
Leemore Ferdinand 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
Ramsay William 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of roof
Mini Francisco 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Electric wire
Zyales Stainslaw 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
Smith Isaac 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Struck by trip of coal boxes
Munro John D. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Run over by a trip of cars
McGrath Patrick 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of roof
Zyales Stainslaw 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
Cauffery Albert 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Premature shot
Boutilier Thomas 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
Yak Nicholas 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of roof
Buso Petro 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Crushed between mine car and rib, died next day
Bannon Henry 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
McDonald Joseph 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Holm William 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Aucoin William Joseph 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of roof
MacLeod William 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Jones Charles 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone, died 6-7 weeks later
Wilson Henry J. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck on head by stone
Walczak Wallace 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Milo Louis 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Killed by runaway box
Balzoni Pietro 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Young Walter 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
MacMillan Angus R. 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Cameron Angus 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Campbell Joseph 1961 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Mechanical
Boutilier John 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone caused by runaway boxes
Kendell William 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McIsaac Angus 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Pearson Thomas Edgar 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Leg broken by trip, died 5 days later in hospital

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