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
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
MacIsaac John A. 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18A Haulage
Salon John 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
Raggar Max 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
McKinnon Colin 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
MacLean John 1953 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
MacDonald Robert C. 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Lamey Joseph 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
McInnis Hugh 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Crushed between derailed box and timber
Farrell Lawrence 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
MacNeil John A. 1963 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
McMullin John William 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
McDonald Wilfred 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage, surface
Gaul Patrick 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
McLeod Archie 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Sutherland David 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
Currie John F. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Struck by trip
McDonald Allan 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McMullin Roderick 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Kennedy Archie 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Tighe John (boy) 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 17 (old Victoria) Methane inhalation; 1 of 2 cousins who went down old slope
Tighe Danny (boy) 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 17 (old Victoria) Methane inhalation; 1 of 2 cousins who went down old slope
Dorando Albert 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by runaway box
Marsh Francis 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone

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