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 ascending Given Name(s) Year County Mine Cause
Turner George 1886 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of top coal
Turner William H. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Turner James 1924 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Turner James 1880 Pictou County Acadia Fall of coal
Turner David 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Squeezed between rib and box
Turner Joseph 1919 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal
Turner Alfred 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by horse; in falling pick stabbed abdomen
Turnbull William 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Turnbull William 1873 Pictou County Vale Under a falling derrick
Trevison Mario 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Trente Adam 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 9 Killed by falling boom
Tremblett Phillip 1949 Cape Breton County Greener Haulage
Treige John 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Struck by level trip
Tracey William 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed by full trip
Townsend Leonard 1876 Cumberland Spring Hill Colliery Mine Crushed by drum, fall of a gin
Tower William H. 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Tower Thomas 1885 Cumberland Syndicate burned by explosion of powder; 1 of 3 killed
Toomey Joseph 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught by full box
Tomshaniski Samuel 1934 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone or coal from the roof
Tomkins Michael 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Haulage
Todd Matther 1941 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or Fall of stone
Tobin Michael 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Between full box and timber
Tobie or Tobin Frank 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Tipping Royal Preston 1940 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Injuries from collision of empty boxes
Timmons John 1867 Cape Breton County Collins Fall of coal; 1 of 2 killed
Timmons Peter 1867 Cape Breton County Collins Fall of coal; 1 of 2 killed
Tighe John (boy) 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 17 (old Victoria) Methane inhalation; 1 of 2 cousins who went down old slope
Tighe Danny (boy) 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 17 (old Victoria) Methane inhalation; 1 of 2 cousins who went down old slope
Tighe Alan 1979 Cape Breton County Lingan Accident at a trip at a landing underground
Thurbid John 1919 Cape Breton County Scotia No. 4 Fall of stone
Thorne Wesley 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Thompson William 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone and coal
Thompson Melvin 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Thomas Lewis 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Thistle George 1901 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by runaway wagon from pit bottom
Thistle Silas 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Thibideau or Thibodeau Godfrey 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Jammed between props
Theriault Wilfred 1916 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 4 (Scotia) Killed by shot blowing through pillar
Terris William R. 1952 Pictou County McGregor Killed by haulage
Terris Asa S. 1919 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Run over by full box
Terrio or Terris Samuel 1918 Cumberland Joggins 2 runaway cars, died 2 days later
Teichman or Tiechman Herman 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Teed Henry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Tebo or Tebe James 1893 or 1894 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 slope Full box struck prop from under boom
Taylor Daniel 1914 Pictou County Albion Hit by a train
Taylor George 1914 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Boiler explosion in surface plant; 1 of 7 killed
Taylor Douglas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Taylor John S. 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by trip
Taylor John 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Taylor John B. 1919 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught in fly wheel

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