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
Lamb Herbert 1934 Pictou County Allan Shaft Collided with turbine in power house
Moore Arthur 1911 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fell down shaft with a full box of coal
Poloski Wentzell 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Roy Benjamin 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by piece of coal, died 3 days after
Vaast Louis 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Adderly Thomas Jr 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Buko Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Frampton Rod 1939 Pictou County Allan Shaft Run over by a loaded box
Hennessy Abraham 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
Kaiser Michael 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
MacKay Martin 1931 Pictou County Allan Shaft Heart attack in act of getting on riding rake
McKenzie Frederick A. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
O'Brien William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Roach or Roche James Sr. 1932 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Sherider Wentzell 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Tabbot John 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Chisholm James 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Francis James 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by cage lever on surface; died 3 days later
Grasesnack C. G. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Heyne Victor 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Kayens Felician 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Launey Francis 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Lohez Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
O'Brien J. D. 1939 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal from roof
Van Larkin Dominic 1924 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide suffocation after explosion; 1 of 4 killed
Borden Fred 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Cooke H. A. 1905 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fell when staging broke in shaft as they were sinking it
Hand James 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Kayens Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Murphy John 1929 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Pagella Karal 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Stentley William 1914 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Winton Robert 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Andrews Archibald 1926 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by metal that fell off ascending cage or chuck falling down shaft
Borden Joseph 1922 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone and coal
Copan John 1947 Pictou County Allan Shaft Caught by a haulage cable
Ferguson Henry 1930 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by an empty trip
Jennings Stanley 1917 Pictou County Allan Shaft Jammed between a box and a prop
Keddy Wallace 1942 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone
Power William 1920 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Stevenson James 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Walsh William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Beaton Alexander 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed; asphixiation by carbon monoxide
Bortniak Egnate 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
Clark Richard 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
Cossman Isadore 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Gallant Frank 1909 Pictou County Allan Shaft Driving a full trip & killed by falling timber
Hanuse Alfred 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Keith Fred 1919 Pictou County Allan Shaft Overcome by gas, likely methane
LeBlanc Alex 1927 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed: 2 runaway boxes hit box he was lifting

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