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
LeFavour Emile 1898 Cumberland Joggins No. 3 slope Struck by cage loaded with box of stone
Martin John 1918 Cumberland Jubilee No.2, River Hebert Runaway mine car
Dunlap Robert 1928 Colchester Kempton or Riversdale Fell off tub in shaft
Doyle John 1917 Cumberland Kimberly Fall of stone, died 6 days later
Hurley William 1913 Cumberland Lawson Tube of boiler burst
McAloney Robert L. 1920 Cumberland Maple Leaf Struck by runaway box, died 6 days later
Soloman David Allen 1928 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Run over by a full trip of boxes
Hachey William 1932 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Dust and gas explosion; 1 of 5 killed
LeBlanc Charles F. 1932 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Dust and gas explosion; 1 of 5 killed
LeBlanc Henry J. 1932 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Dust and gas explosion; 1 of 5 killed
Murray Ezra G. 1932 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Dust and gas explosion; 1 of 5 killed
Landry Fidele D. 1910 or 1938 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Fall of stone
Boudreau Daniel J. 1932 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Dust and gas explosion; 1 of 5 killed
Rector Daniel 1912 Cumberland Minudie Fall of stone
Moffat Clifford 1915 Cumberland Minudie Fall of stone
Nicholson James 1922 Cumberland Minudie #2 Powder ignited by cartridge explosion, died 12 days later; 1 of 2 killed
Long or Lank Lawrence 1922 Cumberland Minudie #2 Powder ignited by cartridge explosion, died 14 days later
McKeigan George Hector 1978 Cumberland River Hebert Coal Mine, formerly Cochran Fall of stone
Stevens Hugh "Dulie" Arthur 1978 Cumberland River Hebert Coal Mine, formerly Cochran Accident, blasting incident; died 29 days later
Burbine Joseph 1969 Cumberland River Hebert Coal Mine, formerly Cochran Died of natural causes in mine
Maloney James 1973 Cumberland River Hebert Coal Mine, formerly Cochran Died of natural causes in mine
Lockhart Charles 1874 Cumberland Scotia (Northern) Fall of coal
Wood Jasper E. or R. 1919 Cumberland St. George Fell down slope, died 1 day later
Main William 1919 Cumberland St. George Struck by runaway box
Purdy Walter Charles 1921 Cumberland St. George Struck by piece of coal blown off by shot
Linkletter Harris Karl 1943 Cumberland Standard (Sweetcake) or Strathcona No.2 Struck by stemming from shot hole
Porter Melburn Parker 1944 Cumberland Standard (Sweetcake) or Strathcona No.2 Fall of stone
Boudreau or Budro Lemuel 1907 Cumberland Strathcona Burnt by gas fire
Wood David Edgar 1924 Cumberland Strathcona Fall of roof
Gates Charles E. 1943 Cumberland Strathcona No. 2 Fall of stone
Arseneau Alex 1916 Cumberland Victoria Fall of roof
Long George 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed
McAdam Cyril 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed
McDonald Daniel 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed
MacIntyre Joseph 1893 Cape Breton County Victoria Run over by cage in balance, died next day
McInnis Alexander 1895 Cape Breton County Victoria Caught between coal box and pillar
McLeod William 1896 Cape Breton County Victoria Killed by coal fall while removing coal leg
Burke James J. 1940 Cumberland Victoria Undetermined
McDougall Peter 1897 Cape Breton County Victoria Killed on balance, run over by cuddy
Jowett or Gowett John Ernest 1920 Cumberland Victoria cause not recorded
McLellan James 1897 Cape Breton County Victoria Fall of coal from pillar
Livingstone Joseph 1876 Cape Breton County Victoria Fall of coal
McAskill D. 1864 Cumberland Victoria
MacIver Norman 1872 Cape Breton County Victoria Fall of roof coal
Nichelson Alex 1889 Cape Breton County Victoria
Winter Edward 1872 Cape Breton County Victoria Fall of roof coal; possibly in Cumberland County
Hall Edward 1889 Cape Breton County Victoria Possibly in Cumberland County
McAskill D. 1893 Cape Breton County Victoria Caught by full cage on balance
Cantfill Arthur 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Crushed by runaway box down balance, died 2 days later
Cope William A. 1922 Cumberland Victoria Caught between roof and car on slope, died 30 days later

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