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
Hanrahan Joseph 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Jammed between loaded box and boom
Hanuse Alfred 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Hanuse Cammile 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Hardcastle Edward 1911 Cumberland Great Northern Fall of stone
Hardy Dan 1895 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Methane explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Hariett Daniel 1926 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Caught in longwall machine cutter chain
Harris John 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Harris Charles 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Harrison Cecil 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Harrison Chesley 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Harroun or Ronan John 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 7 Coupling cars, killed by moving cars
Hart Thomas 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Harte Simon 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Harte Vincent 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Harvey Robert 1867 Pictou County Cage pit Gas suffocation
Hasey Angus 1934 Pictou County Allan Shaft Power House Caught in stoke driver shaft
Haslam James 1885 Cumberland Syndicate burned by explosion of powder; 1 of 3 killed
Hawes Thomas 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone in pillar
Hawes John 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Hawley or Holley Edward 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Box knocked out prop and boom, stone fell on him
Haworth Joseph 1909 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 5 (Queen) Fall of stone
Hayden Roderick 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Hayden John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Hayes Matthew 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Haulage
Hayes Norman 1913 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by hoisting cage on balance
Hayman David 1886 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by a box of coal
Hayman Arthur 1912 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fell down the shaft 462 feet
Hayman Wilbert 1921 Pictou County McGregor Fall of coal
Hayman Archibald 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Head George 1955 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Head Walter 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Crushed between box and chock
Heighton Dan 1927 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Henderson William 1905 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of coal
Hendricken William 1873 Pictou County Vale Crushed by coal tubs
Hennessey Joseph 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone, leg injured
Hennessy Abraham 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
Henwood Victor 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Henwood Harlan 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Hest Joseph 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 22 Struck by runaway car, near landing
Heyne Victor 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Hibbs James 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by runaway car in deep
Hickey John 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Hickman Henry 1869 Pictou County Marsh Colliery (not Marsh mine) Fall down shaft
Higgins James William 1980 Pictou County Thorburn Mining Ltd, Stellarton Fell and struck head, died 4 days later; coal dumps reclamation project
Hill Alexander 1923 Cape Breton County Princess Caught by flywheel in starting haulage engine
Hilliar Joseph 1899 Cape Breton County Caledonia
Hilliar Joseph 1898 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of coal from face of room
Hines Thomas J. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Hines Chesley 1963 Cape Breton County Electrical Dept, DOSCO Miscellaneous
Hocevar James 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone

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