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 Dan 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Cavasotte Fernando 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of coal
Campbell Hector 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of roof
Gallant Raymond 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Killed by rake
Miller Charles 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McKenzie Joseph 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Guyaux George 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Balog Gustav 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Aucoin Dan F. 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
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
Walzak Albert 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone from roof in pillar work
Kralieck Bohuslon 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Corbett Angus 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Caught in conveyor belt
McDonald John 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Murray Garfield 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of coal
Forris Stephen 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Thorne Wesley 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Paul George 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of coal
White Clarence 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
McDonald Donald 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Thistle Silas 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Dewan James 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
Cathcart Lionel 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage, surface
Hall Edward 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Killed by trip
Doucett Patrick 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Hit by trip
McDonald John 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Boone John 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip; 1 of 2 killed
Whalen Emmanuel 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Tally boy; Crushed between box and loader (likely on surface)
Gillis Henry 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Crushed between trip and rubbing rail
Oliver William 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
Ransome James H. 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Roach John 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Fitzner John 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Kavanaugh Michael 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Overcome by gas
Phalen Louis 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip; 1 of 2 killed
Rockett Fred 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Campbell John 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Trip of boxes
Chiasson Leo 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by a trip
Jeffrey Leonard 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Explosives
MacDonald John Robert 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Crawford Patrick 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fell under fuel box
Bannon Henry 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
McDonald Joseph 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Holm William 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Aucoin William Joseph 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of roof
MacLeod William 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Jones Charles 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone, died 6-7 weeks later
Wilson Henry J. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck on head by stone
Walczak Wallace 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage

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