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
Berallen Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Brixco Nicholas 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Carrigan Peter 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Duprey Edward 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Humblet Victor 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Laderie Desire 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
MacEachern John 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed; asphixiation by carbon monoxide
McDonald J. W. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McLellan William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Mellise Nicholas 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Stubbart Alexandr or Alexander 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Brown James 1914 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide after devastating explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Cameron William Archibald 1912 Pictou County Allan Shaft Caught by revolving wheel on main driving shaft of screen engine under bankhouse
Carroll Frank 1912 Pictou County Allan Shaft
Hayman Arthur 1912 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fell down the shaft 462 feet
Laderie Sylvia 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Lindsay Charles 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
MacEachern James 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed; asphixiation by carbon monoxide
MacMaster John 1925 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal from roof of a pillar; 1 of 2 killed
Matheson George 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by a railway car on surface
Merrit Edward 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Newcomb William 1911 Pictou County Allan Shaft Killed by a fall of timber
Savage John 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Smith Alexander 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Urquhart Elwood 1927 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal from face
Bartholemew or Bartholomew Louis 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Cassey Thomas 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
MacInnis Hugh 1924 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide suffocation after explosion; 1 of 4 killed
Mazur John 1931 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of Coal
Mintis William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Muller William 1912 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of top coal at face of pillar
Perris or Paris A. 1905 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fell when staging broke in shaft as they were sinking it
Scott Joseph 1923 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Smith Howard 1924 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone
Sullivan Peter 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Bartholemew or Bartholomew Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Blackwood Thomas 1914 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide after devastating explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Gossens Octav 1920 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Jordan Norman 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Laite James 1927 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal from face
Lipton Dave 1954 Pictou County Allan Shaft watchman, died suddenly at work
MacInnis or MacInnes John Henry 1940 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of roof coal, died 4 days later
MacKenzie Kenneth 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McAulay Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Munro Charles 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed by full box of coal
Pettipas Fred 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of top coal
Scully James 1924 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide suffocation after explosion; 1 of 4 killed
Smith John J. 1926 Pictou County Allan Shaft Coal fall that had him buried for 2 hours
Vaast August 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Bastin or Baston Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion

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