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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Surname Given Name(s) Yearsort descending County Mine Cause
Rocker R. 1906 Cape Breton County International Fall of stone from roof
Gardner Joseph 1906 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of stone from roof
LeBlanc Edward 1906 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 3 (Florence) Struck by moving box
Laforte Nelson 1906 Cape Breton County Reserve Struck by full box on slope
Elkin Fred 1906 Cumberland Springhill Killed by trolleys on surface
Cassidy William 1906 Inverness Inverness Struck by a rake on main slope
Morrison John 1906 Cape Breton County Reserve Fatally injured between boxes on slope
Davis Ben 1906 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Being buried by coal
Reddick Robert, Sr. 1906 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Killed while mining, a shot blew down on him
Stewart James 1906 Pictou County Albion Struck by a rake
Vickers Alexander 1906 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Killed trying to jump on a full trip
LeBlanc Edward 1906 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Struck by a moving box
McKinnon F. 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Runaway box inflicted injury causing death
Brown Frank 1907 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of stone
Dericimn F. 1907 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of coal
Cormier John 1907 Cumberland Chignecto Caught between car and bankhead
Holvia John 1907 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of stone
McVicar Norman 1907 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of stone
Boudreau or Budro Lemuel 1907 Cumberland Strathcona Burnt by gas fire
Wilson Nelson 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed on surface by haulage rope used to convey cars under screens
Gillis Dan A. 1907 Inverness Inverness Fatally injured riding in empty trip, rope broke
Ashworth Richard 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Burridge W. 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fell under trip
Flemming William 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between box and boom
McLean D. 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
McMullin John 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
McNeil Roderick 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by empty trip
MacDonald J. P. 1907 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed by box at bottom of balance
Strople Ralph 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Grant William 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Fall of stone
McDonald C.R. 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Struck by empty trip
Munroe John 1907 Cape Breton County Emery Mine Fall of stone
Adey Benjamin 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 and No. 9 Surface plant Boiler explosion; 1 of 3 or 4 killed
Gouthro Simon 1907 Cape Breton County International Fell down water shaft
McNeil Angus 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 and No. 9 Surface plant Boiler explosion; 1 of 3 or 4 killed
Campbell John A. 1907 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of stone
Philpot Nicholas 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 and No. 9 Surface plant Boiler explosion; 1 of 3 or 4 killed
Findlay Hugh 1907 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed on main slope by runaway box
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
McKenzie Archy 1907 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of coal
McDonald James 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 and No. 9 Surface plant Boiler explosion; maybe 4th man killed in an explosion or is a separate explosion
Aldrid William 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Fatally injured while riding in empty trip
Aird Finlay 1907 Inverness Inverness Fell from riding rake on main slope
Brown Charles 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 3 (Florence) Fall of stone
Broderick R. 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 4 (Scotia) Struck by runaway box down main slope; 1 of 3 killed
Nicholson J.W. 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 4 (Scotia) Struck by runaway box down main slope; 1 of 3 killed
Little Ernest 1907 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Smothered by slack coal in boiler shed chute
Pendergrast Donald 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 4 (Scotia) Struck by runaway box down main slope; 1 of 3 killed
MacLean Duncan 1907 Inverness Inverness See D.A. McLean, 1908, possibly a duplicate
Burns George 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 5 (Queen) Full box ran over him on main level

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