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
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
Lee Charles 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of coal
McAskill Malcolm 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
McNeil Neil 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Burned by electricity
Rushton Nelson W. 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Lawless Marcel 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Found on haulage
Treige John 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Struck by level trip
Dean Thomas 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Patten John 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Runaway trip
Turner David 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Squeezed between rib and box
Smith Josiah 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Runaway mine car
Clarke John 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Conn Leo 1932 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Angelo Michael 1932 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Lewis Vincent 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Caught between tram and prop
Murrell Arthur 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
McDonald David 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Struck by trip
McDonald Kenneth 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Crushed between box and pillar
Harris John 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Peters William 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Killed by main drive-chain on bank, on surface
Walker George 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Brathwaite Cyril 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Edwards George 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone from oof
McMullin Justin 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Run over by trip
Farrell Gregor 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Haulage
Nevat Andrew 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
Curry Charles 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Martin Joseph 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Newman John 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Teichman or Tiechman Herman 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Robbins William F. 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Berger Charles 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Killed by a trip of boxes
Power Andrew 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
McDonald Laurence 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Podgurski Stephen 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Gaskin Thomas 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Curry John 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Matthews George W. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Nicholson Philip 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Rescue work after explosion

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