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
Campbell Ronald 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by horse-hauled mine car
McIsaac John D. 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone while timbering, died 5 days later
Hibbs James 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by runaway car in deep
Beasley Isaac 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof in room
McDonald Allan 1922 Cumberland No.9 ? (may be Glace Bay) Fall of stone
Jones Hezekiah 1922 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone and coal from face
Merlin John G. 1922 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Caught between pump and upright timber
McNeil Michael K. 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone in room
Davidonkow Pichon 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of stone in room/bord
Seldon George 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone from roof in room
Melanson Melos 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of stone from crosscut roof
Miskin Wasil 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of stone in room/bord; 1 of 2 killed
Reid William S. 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of coal
Harroun or Ronan John 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 7 Coupling cars, killed by moving cars
Flemming Hugh R 1923 Pictou County Albion Fall of stone
Smith George 1923 Cumberland Springhill Surface Cause not recorded
Blarion Leon 1923 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal off face
LeBlanc Joseph 1923 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Found dead in boiler room; may have fallen
Wells Horace 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Harte Vincent 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Prentice Patrick 1923 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 2 Electric wire
Buso Petro 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Crushed between mine car and rib, died next day
Norvok or Novak Frank 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 21 Fall of coal caused by bump
Reid John N. 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Accidental dynamite explosion
Bowran George 1923 Pictou County Albion Caught and crushed by screening machinery
McDougall Joseph 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by loaded car at No. 4 landing
Walzak Albert 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone from roof in pillar work
Collier Alfred 1923 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or No. 4 Fall of coal from roof in room
Killoway George W. 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of roof stone hile clearing up fall
McNeil Roderick X. 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face of room
Scott Joseph 1923 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Hill Alexander 1923 Cape Breton County Princess Caught by flywheel in starting haulage engine
Copan Louis 1923 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Killed by trip of mine cars
Curran John 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face of room
Bryne George 1923 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed between rail cars on surface
McDonald or MacDonald Neil 1923 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Struck head against roof or boom
Handrigan John 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone in pillar work; 1 of 2 killed
MacDougall Daniel 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone in pillar work 1 of 2 killed
Coady Peter 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip near surface on main slope
Waugh Michael 1923 Cape Breton County Princess Caught in worm-gear of coal conveyor
Bourgisk Charles 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of stone in room/bord; 1 of 2 killed
McIsaac Archibald A. 1924 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone; 1 of 4 killed
McIsaac Daniel C. 1924 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone; 1 of 4 killed
Gaskill Thomas 1924 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Babb John 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
O'Regan James 1924 Cumberland Joggins No. 7 Fall of coal
McDonald Daniel 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Wood David Edgar 1924 Cumberland Strathcona Fall of roof
McIntosh Michael 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Tobin Michael 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Between full box and timber

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