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
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
Luscombe Edmund Clarence 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between box and timber
Keehn Emile 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Run over by loaded box
McMullin Joseph 1905 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face
Ashworth Richard 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Kutzyk Matthew 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
McLeod Thomas 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal and stone
Parr Robert 1902 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed: fell back in shaft from surface
McCuish John 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof
McLeod John 1904 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by motor
Steele Malcolm 1905 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fatally injured from premature shot
Burridge W. 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fell under trip
Alexander Gust 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal off rib
Hayden Roderick 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
McDonald William 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by trip
Foley Thomas 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Porter Elia 1902 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof
McDonald John 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between cage and pulleys
McNeil John D. 1904 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Methane explosion
Flemming William 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between box and boom
McNeil John H. 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Bonnell Louis 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal at face
Bellan Joseph 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone in pillars
Kipping Thomas 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between empty trip
Vaughan Fitz 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Borsato Giovanni 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Stevenson James 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Tomkins Michael 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Haulage
McDonald Lauchlin 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed by hoisting bucket falling on him
Mootery George 1904 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by runaway boxes
McLean D. 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Raus George 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Iinjured by runaway box, died next day
Chisholm John J. 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of pillar stone
Campbell John 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Run over by full trip, arms and legs broken
Meulders Gaspar 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of roof
Edwards James 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Johnstone Archie 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Stoker; injured in boiler explosion

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