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
Findlay Hugh 1907 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed on main slope by runaway box
McDonald John #2 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McGillivray Hugh 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Purvis Alexander Jr. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Stewart D. McFarlane 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Taylor George 1914 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Boiler explosion in surface plant; 1 of 7 killed
Burns Edward 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Clarke Robert 1907 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed at fire doors by a full trip being pulled through the bank head by an over-wind
Finlay Daniel 1903 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Hit by a rake on the hoisting slope
Guy Abraham 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
MacDonald John 1915 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by a trip of coal
McDonald Hugh 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Ryan John W. 1903 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fatally injured
Stewart George 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Walton John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Bennett John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Cameron Archibald 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Clarke Robert 1908 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Full trip pulled through bankhead by windup on main hoist drum
Davies Peter 1926 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of stone
McDonald Duncan 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McPherson James Jr. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Ryan Frank 1914 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Boiler explosion in surface plant; 1 of 7 killed
Baker Thomas 1900 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Derailed rake
Bowens John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Cameron Kenneth 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Dunn James 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McDonald Daniel J. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Ramsey James 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Rodgers William 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Webb James 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Young Thomas 1870 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of coal
Ballantyne George 1915 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by a trip of coal
Dunn John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Gillis Hugh 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Hale Samuel 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Howatt Timothy 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Lyall Matthew 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McDonald Colin 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McRae Duncan 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Breen Michael 1898 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Rock fall
Collin Andrew 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Dunn Philip 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Hubert William 1940 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Caught between 2 rail cars on surface
McRichey John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Smith Angus 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Hayman David 1886 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by a box of coal
Muir David 1941 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Infection caused by a cut at work
Nelms Hubert 1924 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of coal
Ross Alexander 1872 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Methane explosion
Betts William 1914 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Boiler explosion in surface plant; 1 of 7 killed

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