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.

Displaying page 37 of 50 pages (2497 entries).

Surname Given Name(s) Year County Minesort descending Cause
Ryan Thomas 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Kennedy Dan 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Maquire Bernard 1914 Pictou County Vale Struck by an empty trip that derailed
Fraser Alexander 1883 Pictou County Vale Drawbar broke, crash of runaway slope rake
MacKenzie A. D. 1890 Pictou County Vale Roof fall in Six-Foot Seam
McGilvray or MacGillivray Wallace 1883 Pictou County Vale Drawbar broke, crash of runaway slope rake
McLean J. 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Wamboldt Harry 1903 Pictou County Vale Fall of stone at working face
Fraser John Walter 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Gillies or Gillis James 1883 Pictou County Vale Drawbar broke, crash of runaway slope rake
Haggart Joe or James 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Cameron Hugh 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Fraser Archie 1890 Pictou County Vale Run over in a back balance
Cummings Hector 1874 Pictou County Vale Crash of runaway rake on main slope
Flinn or Flynn Garnett 1883 Pictou County Vale Fall of coal
MacEachern John 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
MacKenzie Hugh 1911 Pictou County Vale Riding an empty trip that derailed
Turnbull William 1873 Pictou County Vale Under a falling derrick
Cameron Alexander 1906 Pictou County Vale Run over by a hopper in pit yard
Smith James 1901 Pictou County Vale Crushed between a box and a rib
Fraser Preston 1913 Pictou County Vale Fall of coal
Haley or Hanley Angus 1887 Pictou County Vale Run over by boxes on main slope
Hyde William 1887 Pictou County Vale Caught beneath a roof fall while timbering; 1 of 2 killed
Connolly C. 1880 Pictou County Vale Burned by gas ignited by his open-flame lamp
Foley Pat 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Nicholson John 1881 Pictou County Vale Caught between moving rake & door
Cantfill Arthur 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Crushed by a runaway box down balance, died 2 days later
Laffin Ambrose 1889 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Killed by loose coal by face of junk while at work in his room
MacDougald Frank 1890 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Fell in front of a full trip while riding up slope
MacNeil Angus Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Doyle Robert Steven 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Halloran John Philip 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Bates John Thomas 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Munroe George 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Drolet Remi Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Fraser Charles Robert 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Jahn Trevor Martin 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
McCallum Harry Alliston 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Poplar Danny 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Conway Wayne Michael 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
James Laurence Elwyn 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Short Romeo Andrew 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Feltmate Roy Edward 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
MacKay Michael Frederick 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Vickers Peter Francis 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Bell Larry Arthur 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
House Randolph Brian 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Benoit Bennie Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Johnson Eugene William 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Martin Glenn David 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion

Pages