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
Vaughan Fitz 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Borsato Giovanni 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Stevenson James 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Tomkins Michael 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Haulage
McDonald Lauchlin 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed by hoisting bucket falling on him
Mootery George 1904 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by runaway boxes
McLean D. 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Raus George 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Iinjured by runaway box, died next day
Chisholm John J. 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of pillar stone
Campbell John 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Run over by full trip, arms and legs broken
Meulders Gaspar 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of roof
Edwards James 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Johnstone Archie 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Stoker; injured in boiler explosion
McInnis Michael J. 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by a runaway empty trip
McKenzie Dan 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between boxes and died next day
Chipman Albert 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
McDonald Daniel A. 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Killed by coal tipple on bankhead
Phalen Edward 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McDonald Arch. B. 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by a full box
MacKay Earl 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Browner Thomas 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Mine machinery
Coffin Louis 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
McKinnon Laurence 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Pace Alexander W. 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Snow Albert Joseph 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Run over by trip
Peretta Silvio 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
Parsons James 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Smeyers Pierre 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Saccary Leo 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Undetermined
Boutilier Fred 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Gallivan Joseph 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Driscol or Driscoll William 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Slipped from car, wheels passed over him
Salcon Trifon 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Melnick Steve 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Ferguson Robert 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Hogan Cornelius 1964 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Walsh P. Joseph 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by runaway box
Cirotto Giovanni 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McIntyre Donald 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Gouthro John W. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by trip
Bennett Henry 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Falling boom
Vine Charles 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
McLean Henry 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Goldie Peter 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Rose John 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McDonald Malcolm 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Kicked by a horse
McPherson Malcolm I. 1932 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by box
MacNeil Malcolm P. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McGillivray John 1953 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Skinner Richard 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone

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