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 Joseph 1936 Pictou County McGregor Overrun by a full trip of coal on slope
Hickey John 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Corbett Angus 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Caught in conveyor belt
Stewart John 1936 Cape Breton County Colonial Struck by runaway trip
Jacobi Jacob 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Caught under riding rake
McDonald Colin 1936 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by runaway box
Caporallo Alex 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by trip
Bradbury Isaac 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2, Surface Fell in pickling tank on surface
McIsaac Daniel A. or Danile 1936 Inverness Port Hood Killed by file shot
Lee Patrick 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Caught between box and prop
McMullin Justin 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Run over by trip
McMullin Lauchlin 1936 Cape Breton County Princess Fell off trip and under box
McLean John 1937 Inverness Inverness Struck by trip or rope
Lutes Morton M. or Norton 1937 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Trapper, Struck by trip at 8300-ft trap door
Hall William 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Run over by full box
Budd Walter R. 1937 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Vine Charles 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
Maine or Main Donald A. or Douglas 1937 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Crushed by stone or wood on longwall
Head Walter 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Crushed between box and chock
Weatherbee Albert 1937 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Caught between rake and door
Walker James 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McNeil Peter 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Paul George 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of coal
McDonald David 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Struck by trip
Doucett Patrick 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Hit by trip
Clarke Herbert 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McDonald William 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by trip
Layton William 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Injured while riding trip
Sedosky Stephen 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by box
Fry Stanley G. 1937 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
Peretta Silvio 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
Matlock John 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Ralph John 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
McMahon Joseph 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Eveley Walter 1937 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Burgoyne Nelson 1937 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Patey Robert 1937 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
MacLean Alex 1937 Pictou County Acadia No. 7 (Moss mine) Fall of coal
MacDonald Allan 1937 Pictou County Allan Shaft Buried beneath fall of stone
Cyr Joseph 1937 Pictou County Drummond No. 5 (Intercolonial No. 5) Fall of coal
Moss Samuel 1937 Pictou County Acadia No. 7 (Moss mine) Crushed under full trip he was riding; died 3 days later
McKinnon Dan 1937 Inverness Inverness Struck by runaway box
Marsh Thomas 1938 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or Struck by trip
Royal James 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by tub of coal
McGregor Murdock 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Dixon Richard 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
McPhee Malcolm 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
MacDonald William J. 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Rollins John 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Morrison Richard 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed

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