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
Fraser Preston 1913 Pictou County Vale Fall of coal
Fraser William K. 1898 Cumberland Springhill Surface Cause not recorded
Fraser Hiram 1920 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Struck by railway car on surface
Fraser John E. 1921 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Fraser Angus 1934 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Struck by a rake on the slope
Fraser Donald A. 1962 Pictou County McBean Struck by a falling steel boom
Fraser Charles Robert 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Fraser Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Fraser Grant 1954 Pictou County McBean victim found in No. 5 level
Fraser Gervoise Leo 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Fraser Simon 1868 Pictou County Acadia Crushed between two cars
Fraser Robert 1909 Inverness Inverness Fall of roof coal; bled to death from injuries
Fraser John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Fraser John Clarence 1938 Inverness Port Hood or Henderson Fall of stone
Fraser Alexander 1875 Pictou County Black Diamond Crushed by moving coal tub against a doorpost
Fraser Stephen 1894 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fell 68 feet from smoke stack, died 5 days later
Fraser James W. 1880 Pictou County Foord pit influx of water; 1 of 6 killed
Fraser Alexander 1883 Pictou County Vale Drawbar broke, crash of runaway slope rake
Francis John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Francis Arthur J. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone
Francis James 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by cage lever on surface; died 3 days later
Frampton Rod 1939 Pictou County Allan Shaft Run over by a loaded box
Fowler Simon J. 1930 Cumberland Victoria No. 2 Gas explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Fowler Orrin L. 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal at 7100-foot level
Fowler Richard 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Crushed while working on screens
Foster John A. 1912 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Fall of stone
Foster Archie 1904 Cumberland Aberdeen Caught between box and chute; died on beaching bank
Foster Alex 1894 Pictou County Albion Run over by a coal trip
Fosse Jean Baptiste 1876 Pictou County Vale Fall of coal
Fortune Angus 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by cage
Fortune Joseph R. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Donkey runner; caught in drum of engine
Fortune James 1894 Cape Breton County International Full trip on deep road
Forris Stephen 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Forrest William 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Forrest Stanley 1967 Cape Breton County Princess Natural Causes
Ford Julian 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed between box and boom
Forbes Andrew 1867 Pictou County unidentified shaft being sunk or Cage pit Methane explosion
Foley Thomas 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Foley Martin 1874 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Crash of a runaway rake
Foley Pat 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Flynn James 1917 Pictou County Greenwood Fall of stone
Flinn or Flynn Garnett 1883 Pictou County Vale Fall of coal
Fletcher Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Fletcher William 1883 Cumberland Springhill Killed by fracture of brake bolt
Flemming Hugh R 1923 Pictou County Albion Fall of stone
Flemming James E. 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone
Flemming Edward 1922 Cape Breton County Jubilee, Sydney Mines Found dead with radial coalcutter resting on body
Flemming William 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between box and boom
Fleming Ross 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
Flavin Edward 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Fall of stone

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