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
Tighe Danny (boy) 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 17 (old Victoria) Methane inhalation; 1 of 2 cousins who went down old slope
Raggar Max 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
McKinnon Colin 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
MacLean John 1953 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
MacDonald Robert C. 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Lamey Joseph 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
McInnis Hugh 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Crushed between derailed box and timber
Farrell Lawrence 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
MacNeil John A. 1963 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
McMullin John William 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
McDonald Wilfred 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage, surface
Gaul Patrick 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
McLeod Archie 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Sutherland David 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
Currie John F. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Struck by trip
McDonald Allan 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McMullin Roderick 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Kennedy Archie 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Salon John 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
MacIsaac John A. 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18A Haulage
Skinner Richard 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Donovan Edward 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
McIntosh John 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
Cathcart Michael 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by box
McIntyre Rod 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Boone Adrian 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Found dead on haulageway
McNeil Peter 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McNeil John D. 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall caused by trip
Finlayson Charles 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by trip
Brown Walter 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by a runaway trip
Lynk Fred 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Wells Horace 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Ferguson John R. 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Kicked by a horse
Morrison Daniel J. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by a man-rake
Taylor John S. 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by trip
Young Fred 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
McMullin Michael 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Cameron Fred 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Run over by trip
Wheelicker George 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall from roof
Doboi Andrew 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Strang Thomas L. 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Donkey runner; caught in rope on drum
MacNeil Hugh M. 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck with haulage rope
Gardiner Richard 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Reid Frank 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Knocked down steel boom
Lynk Neil 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by stone
Michalik Joseph 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Sedosky Stephen 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by box
Cherpack John 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
McDonald Daniel A. 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Killed by coal tipple on bankhead
Phalen Edward 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone

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