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 ascending Cause
McLean Dan S. 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 While connecting wire, shotfirer fired
Connors John 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Run over by motor, died a few hours after
McLean Dan 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fell under engine
Gumatto William 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 uncertain if killed; confusing records
McNeil Michael K. 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone in room
Martell Louis 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Falling pit timber
McDonald Henry 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Kicked by a horse
Scott Leslie 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Loose coal from rib
Adamson Clare or Carl 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
McNeil John A. 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Run over by loaded box
McNeil Roderick 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by empty trip
Steineff Audrey 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Ross Curtis 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Live wire
McPhee Thomas 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between box and roof, died a few hours later
Campbell Ronald 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by horse-hauled mine car
Snow William 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck head on roof when box jumped track
Hussey John 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal and roof
Miller Edward 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Harte Simon 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Rozmarinovich Fred 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Crushed between box and drop
Rickets John A. 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed by fall of coal
Strople Ralph 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Smart John 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fell under trip of coal
Gouthro Charles 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck and run over by full coal box
Prendergast Thomas 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 End blew out of aftercooler
Lawlor Richard 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Runaway box
Toomey Joseph 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught by full box
Hibbs James 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by runaway car in deep
Jacques Arthur 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Trip of boxes
Waye Samuel 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed by chain block
Ralph John 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Hawley or Holley Edward 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Box knocked out prop and boom, stone fell on him
Assemmather Fawl 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
McNeil John M. 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal at face
Beasley Isaac 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof in room
Bonner Harry 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Bozeman John 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
O'Neil Dan J. 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Bump (more than 2 miles offshore); 1 of 4 killed
MacDonald John T. 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall in shaft
Davidson Walter 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face
Johnson J.D. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Erunio Parristto 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Tracey William 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed by full trip
Stewart Daniel 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Ford Julian 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed between box and boom
McLeod Angus 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between motor and prop
McCormick Joseph 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by boom, died 4 days later
McLean Edward 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Rose James 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Griffiths Wallace 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Bump (more than 2 miles offshore); 1 of 4 killed

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