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
Ferguson A.T. 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by a box
Brown Thomas 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Kroput John 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Chiasson Pat 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by trip
Pomyea Daragha 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of roof
McPherson Dan 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by trip, died 2 days later
Bartlett John C. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal
Pohoronz Wasyl 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal
Dumphy James 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal from face
Campbell M. S. 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal
McDonald John B. 1901 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Struck by falling roof stone while undercutting with machine
Girdinetti G. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal from face
Marshall Willian 1900 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Caught between cage and roof
McDougald Murdock 1901 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fatally injured on surface between 2 cars
McKinnon Daniel 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal; died in hospital
McNeil Michael A. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal and stone
Bacarro Guissippi 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Jammed between trip and door
Hanrahan Joseph 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Jammed between loaded box and boom
Spencer William 1897 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Burned by compressed powder
McDonald John 1900 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by stone fall at face
Thistle George 1901 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by runaway wagon from pit bottom
McPherson Malcolm 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Handrahan James 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone from roof
McDonald D. W. C. 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Fraser Stephen 1894 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fell 68 feet from smoke stack, died 5 days later
McDonald Murdock 1900 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fell against in-motion engine drum
Trevison Mario 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
McNeil Dan R. 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of roof
McLellan Joseph 1900 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Roof stone fell on him while driving
Dunphy James 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal from face
Zanicol Barnado 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal from face
Curry Michael 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Vitus Armond 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Chiasson Elezare 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Pusher, killed by improperly spragged box
Bradwell James 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Machuniski Michael 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Explosion of Powder
Beaton George 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McDonald John 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Hennessey Joseph 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone, leg injured
Shoder Martin 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of roof
Cummings James 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Caught between cars and rib
McDougall Allan 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Roach Dan 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Chiasson Joseph R. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Martin Isadore 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Kitely George 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Ward Fred 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone, died next day
McLeod Dan 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
O'Connor John 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone at longwall face
McPherson Moses 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone

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