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
Bert Alphonse 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone from roof
McNeil Angus J. 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Cirotto Giovanni 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Yakubaski John 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fractured ankle, infection and shock, died 27 days later
Semenuk Mike 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
McKenzie Hugh A. 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Dickson John 1940 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Burke James J. 1940 Cumberland Victoria Undetermined
Tipping Royal Preston 1940 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Injuries from collision of empty boxes
McDonald Saunders 1940 Inverness inverness No. 4 Struck by runaway box
MacInnis or MacInnes John Henry 1940 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of roof coal, died 4 days later
Poirier Joseph 1941 Inverness Inverness Crushed between machine amd chock pack
Boates James 1941 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Gillis Frank L. 1941 Cumberland Cumberland Railway & Coal Fall of stone
Hunter Joseph E. 1941 Cumberland Cumberland Railway & Coal Crushed by conveyor belt
O'Brien Thomas E. 1941 Cumberland Cumberland Railway & Coal Pulmonary embolism
Nodwell Harry A. 1941 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Batten Joseph P. 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Gordon Henry 1941 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
MacIntyre Dan 1941 Cape Breton County Princess Undetermined
McNeil Alex H 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Attempted to get on moving train
MacNeil Hugh M. 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck with haulage rope
Whitty Stephen 1941 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Struck by a trip of coal
MacDonald Gus 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Struck by runaway trip
Doucet J. S. 1941 Inverness Inverness Fall of stone
Kuta Leo 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by runaway box
Todd Matther 1941 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or Fall of stone
Rozmarinovich Fred 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Crushed between box and drop
Ross James 1941 Cape Breton County Indian Cove Coal Company Explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Eveleigh G. Hector William 1941 Cape Breton County Indian Cove Coal Company Explosion; 1 of 2 killed
McIntyre Donald 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McLean Henry 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Patten John 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Runaway trip
Cassidy Charles 1941 Pictou County Albion Driver, injured on his job, died after; "died of shock"
Muir David 1941 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Infection caused by a cut at work
Smillie Thomas 1941 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by a haulage rope
Hoegg Hugh Brown 1941 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal from roof
McDonald John A. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 fall of stone
Martin Francis 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Struck by box
Currie John F. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Struck by trip
Pembroke James 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by rake
Gouthro John W. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by trip
Woodland Herbert 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Cann William 1942 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by trip
Clarke Walter 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by box
Cathcart Michael 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by box
Weatherbee Lorne A. 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by trip
Briffett Edward 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Stevens Freeman 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Struck by rake
Deveaux Joseph 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone

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