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
Morrison Murdock 1890 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Run over by empty trip
Morrison Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Morrison Daniel J. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by a man-rake
Morrison Laughlin 1880 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Morrison John #1 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Morrison John #2 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Morrison James 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Morrison Alexander 1902 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of coal from pillar
Morrison Richard 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Morrison Daniel 1886 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Run over by tub due to broken rope
Morrison John 1899 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Fall of coal whilst holing in pillar
Morrison Joseph 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Morrison John 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone in pillars
Morrison John 1947 Cape Breton County Greener Fall of roof
Morse Russell 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Morse Harry 1930 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Fall of roof; 1 of 2 killed
Moseychuck Victor 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Moss Samuel 1937 Pictou County Acadia No. 7 (Moss mine) Crushed under full trip he was riding; died 3 days later
Moss Arthur 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Moss Albert 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Moss Laurie A. 1950 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Mott Ernest 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Mouland George 1956 Cape Breton County Florence Fall
Muckle Samuel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Muckle or Muckie David 1943 Cumberland Bayview Run over by trip
Muir Robert 1921 Pictou County Drummond No. 5 (Intercolonial No. 5) Fall of stone
Muir Gilbert 1924 Pictou County Albion Struck by a trip of coal boxes
Muir David 1941 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Infection caused by a cut at work
Muirhead William B. 1912 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Runaway empty box on Drummond #1 slope; 1 of 2 killed
Muise Patrick 1946 Inverness Inverness Killed by haulage
Muller William 1912 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of top coal at face of pillar
Munro John D. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Run over by a trip of cars
Munro Charles 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed by full box of coal
Munroe John 1907 Cape Breton County Emery Mine Fall of stone
Munroe Alex W. 1942 Pictou County McGregor Hit by a trip
Munroe George 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Munsie William 1943 Pictou County McGregor Crushed between a box and a steel boom
Murdock William 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Murphy Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Murphy John 1929 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Murphy Carl G. 1921 Cumberland Springhill Caught between beam of screen floor and break wheel of a moving railway car
Murphy John 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Crushed by runaway box
Murphy John 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Fall of stone
Murphy Brian 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Methane explosion and coal dust; 1 of 8 killed
Murphy John H. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Murphy Richard 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Murphy Jeremiah 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Murphy John R. 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone at face
Murrant Edgar 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Murray Ezra G. 1932 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Dust and gas explosion; 1 of 5 killed

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