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
Hardy Dan 1895 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Methane explosion; 1 of 2 killed
McNeil Fred 1898 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of loose coal
McDonald John 1899 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone at face of room
Elliott Hugh 1902 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal at room face
Kohusz Wasye 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Caught between two boxes
Boviada Demetris 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Crushed between boxes
McKinnon Alexander 1895 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Methane explosion; 1 of 2 killed
McPherson D.J. 1901 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed while examining shaft on top of cage when cage in motion
Wilson Nelson 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed on surface by haulage rope used to convey cars under screens
Chiasson Pat 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by trip
Admino Athmis 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal
Moncusco Angelo 1902 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by full tub on main haulage road
Osterfishok Simon 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal from face
Ferguson A.T. 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by a box
Brown Thomas 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Kroput John 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Chiasson Pat 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by trip
Pomyea Daragha 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of roof
McPherson Dan 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by trip, died 2 days later
Bartlett John C. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal
Pohoronz Wasyl 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal
MacIntosh Anthony 1968 Cape Breton County Dominion Glace Bay Shops Department Natural Causes
McDougald Stephen 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion Coal Company shaft Stone fell from wall
McIntyre Joseph 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion 2 and 9 pityard (surface) Jammed between wall and superintendent''s auto
Stephens Wendall 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion 1A Caught in conveyor in boiler room
Groves Frank 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Shot blew through on slant containing water, partly driven between main slope, drowned; 1 of 2 killed
Baxter Robert 1969 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Fall of stone
MacInnis John F. 1974 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Struck by empty mine car trip
MacKenzie Alex J. 1970 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Struck by a trip on the south angle
Cooke William 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Boazan Ronald 1983 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Crushed
Roberts Michael 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Young Michael F. 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Legnaro Benedict 1971 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Natural Causes
Matheson Fred 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
MacDonald Ronald 1984 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Fire
Mills Wayne 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Poirier Alex 1971 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Natural Causes
Anderson James R. 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Matheson James E. 1971 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Haulage: Struck by a trip of material
Sharpe Clifford 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Snow John 1972 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26
Ward Fabian E. 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
MacLellan Earl 1973 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Natural Causes
MacNeil Reginald A. 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Purcell Paul F. 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Ludlow William 1969 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Haulage
Hall Albert 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
MacKenzie Earl C. 1969 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Fall of stone
MacDonald Charles V. 1974 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Struck by railway car; or jammed between 2 railway cars

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