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
McDougall John J. 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Hit by a small stone
Campbell William C. 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Trip of boxes
Arsenault John 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Caught between box and prop
Vanherek Henry 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone
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
McMullin Andrew 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 13 Fall of stone at face
McDonald Ronald H. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12, Surface Fell while working on bankhead machinery
Gallant Joseph 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
LeBeau John 1963 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Maintenance
Butts Richard 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Fraser George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McLeod John 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Reynolds Silas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McNeil Michael 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Pendergrast John 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Jacobi Jacob 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Caught under riding rake
Kane Roy 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Candido Amoiesi 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fell off box that then ran over him
Gardion Anglo 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Killed by trip
Cameron Archibald 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Gadd Arthur 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McNeil Lauchlin 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Rose James H. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Fortune Angus 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by cage
McKenzie Dan 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by rake
Hocevar James 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Hogan James 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Run over by riding rake, died 2 days later
Clements Freeman 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
Cameron Lawrence 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Gadd William 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McPherson Vincent 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Schima or Schimo Wenzel 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Tallia Angelo 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
Ross Frank 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Fraser John 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Drawing chocks out of a gob
Young John A. 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of timber
Johnson Angus 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Jammed between coal hoppers at surface
Cibarro Stephano 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Wilkowski Albert 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Taking box off cage, caught between box and rib
Jewer Rich. 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Shunter, killed by car on surface
Cherry Matthew 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Gillis James 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Miller Richard 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Sinclair or St. Clair John 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Clarke Herbert 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
MacComiskey Owen 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Cobert James 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage

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