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
Boutilier Fred 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Gallivan Joseph 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Driscol or Driscoll William 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Slipped from car, wheels passed over him
Salcon Trifon 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Melnick Steve 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Ferguson Robert 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Hogan Cornelius 1964 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Walsh P. Joseph 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by runaway box
Cirotto Giovanni 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McIntyre Donald 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Gouthro John W. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by trip
Bennett Henry 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Falling boom
Vine Charles 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
McLean Henry 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Goldie Peter 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Rose John 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McDonald Malcolm 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Kicked by a horse
McPherson Malcolm I. 1932 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by box
MacNeil Malcolm P. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McGillivray John 1953 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B 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
Blue John M. 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught under descending cage
Nicseptote Carmian 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of roof
Lukovitch Stanis 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal, died 6 days later
George John 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Walker Alexander 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Murphy John 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Crushed by runaway box
Dash Julian 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed by boxes
Clarke John G. 1932 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Fitzgerald Laurence 1905 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof
Stostak Wasyl 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal and stone
McKinnon J. J. 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Electric shock, died 4 days later
Murphy John H. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Cameron John 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face
Harte Vincent 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Curran John 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face of room
MacDougall John 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of roof, died almost 6 months later
Holland Alexander 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Vokey William 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Loose coal from face
Caporallo Alex 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by trip

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