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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Surnamesort descending Given Name(s) Year County Mine Cause
Fraser Hugh 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Fraser Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Fraser George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Fraser John 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Drawing chocks out of a gob
Freeman Henry 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Frew William 1906 Pictou County English Slopes (abandoned) Methane exploded when boy lit match while playing near old slope opening; 1 of 2 killed
Frost Jacob 1902 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of coal rolling on him
Fry Stanley G. 1937 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
Fry Peter 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of roof
Frye John 1914 Pictou County Albion Riding a coal trip that derailed
Furbow Samuel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Furlong Frank 1901 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Scalded with steam
Gabriel Alexander 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Gabriel Patrick 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Gabriel Thomas 1949 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump
Gadd Arthur 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
Gallager Peter 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Gallant Raymond 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Killed by rake
Gallant Lawrence 1896 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 slope Runaway in slope
Gallant Sheldon 1988 Cape Breton County Lingan Hit on head
Gallant Frank 1909 Pictou County Allan Shaft Driving a full trip & killed by falling timber
Gallant Joseph 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
Gallivan Joseph 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Gallop Abe 1934 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Gardiner Ambrose 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone
Gardiner Richard 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Gardion Anglo 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Killed by trip
Gardner Michael A. 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of roof
Gardner Joseph 1906 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of stone from roof
Gaskill Samuel 1924 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Gaskill Thomas 1924 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Gaskin Thomas 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Gates Charles E. 1943 Cumberland Strathcona No. 2 Fall of stone
Gaul Patrick 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Geddes James 1953 Pictou County McBean Haulage accident
Genter Frank 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face
George John 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Gerard Daniel 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Engine and bed raised by jerk; he fell underneath
Gerhardt Joseph 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Geuro Petro 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Struck by box
Ghyseis August 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Fall of stone at face
Gibbons Peter 1950 Cumberland Bayview No.8 or No. 7 Killed by haulage, lived 1 day
Gibson Harry 1915 Cumberland Joggins Haulage rope breaking
Gilhomes R. D. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Run over by trip of cars
Gillespie James 1929 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
Gillespie William 1913 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught between box at 4700 bottom
Gillespie David 1916 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by cage
Gilliam Robert date unknown Inverness Inverness cause not recorded
Gillies Angus 1878 Inverness Port Hood Explosion of steam boiler; 1 of 2 killed

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