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
McDonald Malcolm 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Kicked by a horse
Kralieck Bohuslon 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McNeil Michael 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McKenzie Dan 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by rake
Brown George D. 1926 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Andrews Archibald 1926 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by metal that fell off ascending cage or chuck falling down shaft
Miller Penman 1926 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Smith John J. 1926 Pictou County Allan Shaft Coal fall that had him buried for 2 hours
MacDonald Jasper 1926 Pictou County Albion Struck by falling timber prop
Lennon James 1926 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone
Shaw Elias 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Scalded by steam
Feit Frank 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Fall of stone
McInnes Michael 1926 Cape Breton County Dominon No. 11 Trip of boxes left rails
Roach Dan 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Campbell John 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Trip of boxes
Nearing Alonzo 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McPhee Angus 1926 Cape Breton County Princess Squeezed between longwall machine and face
Mason Stanley 1927 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Laite James 1927 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal from face
Murrell Arthur 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Cameron Fred 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Run over by trip
Fitzner John 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McNeil John 1927 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Crushed by full boxes of coal
McDonald john J. 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 22 Struck by trip
Urquhart Elwood 1927 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal from face
Borsato Giovanni 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
LeBlanc Alex 1927 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed: 2 runaway boxes hit box he was lifting
Riley James 1927 Cape Breton County Princess Squeezed between boxes
Willigher Mark 1927 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Cause not recorded
Young James 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Squeezed between prop and trip
Dickson Wlliam 1927 Cumberland Springhill No. 7 Struck by rake
Penny Charles J. 1927 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
Rushton Nelson W. 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Jesso Frank 1927 Cape Breton County Colonial Fall of stone
Nicholson William 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Squeezed between box and pillar
Clark Josiah 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Cameron Archie 1927 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of coal
Kennedy John 1927 Cape Breton County Colonial Electrocuted in logement
Kernekant or Heinekamp Herman 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Clark James 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Fall of stone
Heighton Dan 1927 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Hocevar James 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Ferguson John R. 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Kicked by a horse
MacDougall John 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of roof, died almost 6 months later
Young George 1927 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Fall of stone
McDonnell Dan 1927 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of coal
Dalling Timothy 1927 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed by riding on coal trip which derailed
Lee Charles 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of coal
McDougall John J. 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Hit by a small stone
Steele Alex 1928 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone

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