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
Cathcart Michael 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by box
Cathcart James 1896 Cape Breton County Bridgeport Fall of coal while loading
Cauffery Albert 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Premature shot
Caulfield or Canfield Peter 1914 or 1915 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by runaway boxes; 1 of 2 killed
Cavasotte Fernando 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of coal
Caverzan Gaetano 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Chandler Ernest 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Chapman George 1897 Cumberland Springhill Surface Cause not recorded
Chapman Neil D. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Crushed under trip
Chase Richard 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 9 Caught between shaft and car
Cherpack John 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Cherrie William 1905 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 killed at the 2400-foot level
Cherry Matthew 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Chiasson Joseph R. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Chiasson Leo 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by a trip
Chiasson Paul C. 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage: Struck by runaway box
Chiasson Pat 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by trip
Chiasson Pat 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by trip
Chiasson Arthur 1961 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Chiasson Elezare 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Pusher, killed by improperly spragged box
Child 1908 Cape Breton County Caledonia Polish child, age 2; killed by cars on the surface
Chipman Albert 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Chisholm Norman 1905 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of coal from face
Chisholm William 1925 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Killed by runaway box
Chisholm Colin C. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Chisholm James 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Chisholm John J. 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of pillar stone
Christie James 1920 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 4, engine house Caught in belt that operates hoist, lived 9 hrs
Christopher George 1879 Pictou County Vale Rope broke while on loaded tubs
Churchill Joseph 1908 Cape Breton County Emery Mine Fell into Emery shaft
Cibarro Stephano 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Cicchetto Albert 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone
Cirotto Giovanni 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Clark Edward 1934 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Struck by trip
Clark Samuel 1925 Pictou County Thom or Tom pit Killed by boxes
Clark Richard 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
Clark Josiah 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Clark James 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Fall of stone
Clark or Clarke Robert 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Clarke John G. 1932 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Clarke Herbert 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Clarke Edward 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Clarke Warde 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Fall of stone
Clarke Walter 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by box
Clarke Kenneth 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Clarke Robert 1907 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed at fire doors by a full trip being pulled through the bank head by an over-wind
Clarke Ralph 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Clarke Robert 1908 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Full trip pulled through bankhead by windup on main hoist drum
Clarke John 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Clarke Patrick 1917 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone

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