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
Coady Peter 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip near surface on main slope
Nearing Alonzo 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McNeil Charles 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by empty runaway train
McNeil Dan C. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
McDonald Daniel O. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Layton William 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Injured while riding trip
Pordorski or Prodorski Peter 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Nevat Andrew 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
Curry Charles 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Martin Joseph 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Newman John 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Teichman or Tiechman Herman 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Robbins William F. 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Berger Charles 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Killed by a trip of boxes
Power Andrew 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
McDonald Laurence 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Podenski Steve 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Gaskin Thomas 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Curry John 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Matthews George W. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Nicholson Philip 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Rescue work after explosion
Walsh Joseph 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Young James 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Squeezed between prop and trip
Hines Thomas J. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
O'Connor Wilmot 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
McDonald John A. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 fall of stone
Murrant Edgar 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Marsh Russel 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Chiasson Arthur 1961 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Curry Michael 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McDonald Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
O'Leary Michael 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Whalen John R. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Seldon George 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone from roof in room
McDonald Angus L. 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Fraser Hugh 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
MacEachern Donald 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McInnis Donald 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Angelo Gaeton 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Delaney George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McEachern Roderick 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Pancryk Frank 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Wierschbizki Vladislow 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McIsaac John D. 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone while timbering, died 5 days later
McLeod Alex 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Run over by trip
McPhee George 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by full trip
Boa Constatntine 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Domokosch George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McIntyre Paul 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Parsons George E. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion

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