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
Doucet J. S. 1941 Inverness Inverness Fall of stone
Dorando Albert 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by runaway box
Doolan James 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck by runaway box
Donovan Edward 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
Donnelly Robert 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Domokosch George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Dominick P. 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face
Dollimont Adonis Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Doboi Andrew 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Dixon William 1918 Cape Breton County Jubilee, Sydney Mines Runaway trip
Dixon Alex 1943 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone
Dixon Richard 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Dillon Frederick 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Dickson John 1940 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Dickson Wlliam 1927 Cumberland Springhill No. 7 Struck by rake
Dewan Ferris Todd 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Dewan James 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
Devoe James 1924 Cape Breton County Florence Killed by box on main deep
Devison Hector 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Caught between box and stopping
Deveaux Joseph 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Deveau Willie V. 1966 Inverness Evans Mine Killed by haulage
Desmond Herbert 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Desmond Frank 1922 Cape Breton County Greener Empty box passed over him, died 28 days later in hospital
Desmond William 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Dericimn F. 1907 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of coal
Delmouth Arthur 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Delaney George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Delaney Douglas 1909 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Killed by runaway box
DeGrace James 1902 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Cause not recorded
Degaust Alex 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Fall of stone
DeCoste Bernard 1914 Inverness Inverness Fall of coal
Debodt Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Debodt Frank 1925 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of coal
Dean Thomas 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Fell under full trip
Dean George W. 1946 Cumberland Springhill No .4 Fall of coal
Dean Thomas 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Dawson Samuel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Dawson Richard 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Dawson Gerald 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Dawe Edward 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Dawe Andrew 1910 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 3 (Florence) Runaway box knocked out timber he was putting up and stone fell on him
Davis Andrew 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 2 killed
Davis Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Davis Douglas 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 2 killed
Davis Ben 1906 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Being buried by coal
Davies Peter 1926 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of stone
Davidson Robert 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Davidson John 1895 Cape Breton County Hub Fell from stage down shaft; 1 of 2 killed
Davidson Adam 1908 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fell into chute
Davidson Walter 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face

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