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
Rooney Ottie or Ronnie 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Stone rolled down fan slope, hit him on head
Cassidy Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McDonald J. W. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Donnelly Robert 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Dakens James A. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Buenivego or Buenivege Antoine 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Thibideau or Thibodeau Godfrey 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Jammed between props
Laderie Desire 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Buko Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Humblet Victor 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Sloan Dan 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Pettipas Fred 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of top coal
Laderie Sylvia 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Thompson Melvin 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Chisholm James 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Pickerton Thomas 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Zomoskie Peter 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
MacKenzie Hugh 1918 Pictou County Albion Crushed by cars
Adderly Thomas Jr 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Poloski Wentzell 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McAulay Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Roy Benjamin 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by piece of coal, died 3 days after
MacKenzie Kenneth 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McAulay John 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Borden Fred 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Smith Alexander 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Launey Francis 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Vaast August 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Bosman or Bossman Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Debodt Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Vaast Floriand 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Bossman or Bosman Edward 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Hand James 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Vaast Louis 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Delmouth Arthur 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Myers William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Hanuse Alfred 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Nacas Wentzell 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Barcey Clement 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McPherson Lemuel 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Hanuse Cammile 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Sampler Samuel Jr. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Terrio or Terris Samuel 1918 Cumberland Joggins 2 runaway cars, died 2 days later
Walsh William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Johnson James F. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Stevenson James 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Hall William 1918 Cumberland Joggins Fall of stone, died 14 hours later
Bartholemew or Bartholomew Louis 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Leshambre Pierre 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Mellise Nicholas 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion

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