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
Cameron Angus 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Campbell Joseph 1961 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Mechanical
Hamilton James 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Shot blew through on slant containing water, partly driven between main slope, drowned; 1 of 2 killed
McDonald Mark 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of roof
Kendell William 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McIsaac Angus 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Pearson Thomas Edgar 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Leg broken by trip, died 5 days later in hospital
Matlock John 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
MacKinnon Dan 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
MacNeil Charles 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
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
Durdle Neslon 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Riding on trip which left the road
Pembroke James 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by rake
Munro John D. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Run over by a trip of cars
McGrath Patrick 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of roof
Zyales Stainslaw 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
Cauffery Albert 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Premature shot
Boutilier Thomas 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
Yak Nicholas 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of roof
Buso Petro 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Crushed between mine car and rib, died next day
Grave Henry 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
Graham Alex 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
McLean Edward 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
Leemore Ferdinand 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
Ramsay William 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of roof
Mini Francisco 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Electric wire
Zyales Stainslaw 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
Smith Isaac 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Struck by trip of coal boxes
Spiccochi Higo 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 or Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal from face
McKinnon Joseph 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Arsenault Arsene 1932 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Caught between trip and prop
Woodfine Solomon 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Doolan James 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck by runaway box
Francis Arthur J. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone
Brown Michael 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of coal
McKenzie John H. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Run over by trip
Moro Tino 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of coal
Handrigan John 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone in pillar work; 1 of 2 killed
Gerard Daniel 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Engine and bed raised by jerk; he fell underneath
Cicchetto Albert 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone
Doyle James 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck by empty trip
MacDougall Daniel 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone in pillar work 1 of 2 killed
O'Handley Michael 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Caught between box and rib
Fortune Joseph R. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Donkey runner; caught in drum of engine
McKenzie Stephen 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck by cage balance
Pomyea Daragha 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of roof
Andreggo Alexander 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck by runaway box
Porteous James 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Killed between box and pillar

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