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
Leshambre Pierre 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Martin George 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Penill Arthur 1913 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fell down main shaft
Rogers Albert 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Strathie Robert 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Whidden Charles 1931 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Zusic or Zusie Thomas 1933 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Barcey Clement 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Delmouth Arthur 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Hale Joseph W. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Hayes Norman 1913 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by hoisting cage on balance
Lackie or Lackey James 1925 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal from roof of a pillar; 1 of 2 killed
MacLeod unknown 1905 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone from shaft wall being excavated as they were sinking the shaft
McLellan John A. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Stubbart Alexandr or Alexander 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
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
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
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
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 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
Pettipas Fred 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of top coal

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