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
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
Wadystan Wyercbick 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McNeil Angus J. 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Moseychuck Victor 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Cameron John 1962 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
McDonald Allan 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
McLennan J. A. 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Caught by cage
Boone Isaac 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Durham Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McKay John D. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Parsons William 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McDonald Angus V. 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Butt George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Fahey Timothy 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McKenzie John H. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Rescue work after explosion
Peach William J. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Boutilier Arthur 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McCumiskey Owen 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Woodland Herbert 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Williams Clarie 1953 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of sotne
Butt or Butts George W. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Fedora Joseph 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McLean Frank 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Penny Reuben 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McDonald Allan J. 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck on head by upright timber, died 3 days later
Perfect Joseph 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Killed by moving railway cars
Wilcox Nicholas 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Tally boy; boxes on bankhead
Blackwood Fraser 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by runaway box
McDonald Dan 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Head Walter 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Crushed between box and chock
McDonald A. J. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
Butts Joseph L. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Ferguson Charles 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion

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