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
Hawes John 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McDonald D. W. C. 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Martin John 1918 Cumberland Jubilee No.2, River Hebert Runaway mine car
Bartholemew or Bartholomew Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Merrit Edward 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Savage John 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McCormick Joseph 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by boom, died 4 days later
Bastin or Baston Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Mintis William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Dixon William 1918 Cape Breton County Jubilee, Sydney Mines Runaway trip
McDonald Alexander T. 1918 Inverness Inverness Struck by mine-car; died 10 days later
Grasesnack C. G. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Lindsay Charles 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Stewart Alexander 1918 Pictou County Albion (Purvis slope) Coal box fell to the ground
McDonald John 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 9 Runaway car, died 6 days later
Jordan Norman 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Strathie Robert 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McNeil Peter A. 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Runaway trip
Stubbart Alexandr or Alexander 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Fortune Angus 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by cage
Cossman Isadore 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McKenzie Frederick A. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Sherider Wentzell 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
O'Brien William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Tallia Angelo 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
Pagella Karal 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Kaiser Michael 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Sullivan Peter 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Clarke Warde 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Fall of stone
Dunbar W. Sr 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Kayens Felician 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McGill James 1918 Cape Breton County Princess Runaway car
Crawford Edward 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Lohez Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Heyne Victor 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Paris Norman 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Kayens Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Peters William 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Killed by main drive-chain on bank, on surface
Morrison James 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Partner William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Chase Richard 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 9 Caught between shaft and car
Hale Joseph W. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Tabbot John 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Campbell Rod 1918 Cape Breton County Dominon No. 11 Fall of stone
Brixco Nicholas 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Duprey Edward 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Carrigan Peter 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Copely David 1918 Cape Breton County Scotia (Sydney Mines) Fall of stone
Luddington Truman 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Pembroke Michael 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion

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