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
Horne Wilfred 1942 Pictou County Drummond No. 5 (Intercolonial No. 5) Fall of stone
Munroe Alex W. 1942 Pictou County McGregor Hit by a trip
Connors Thomas 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Finlayson Charles 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by trip
Kane Roy 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Boutilier Charles 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Boone John 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip; 1 of 2 killed
Clarke Walter 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by box
Phalen Louis 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip; 1 of 2 killed
Weatherbee Lorne A. 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by trip
Kelloway Kenneth 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Struck by box
Stevens Freeman 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Struck by rake
McDonald Joseph 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Skidmore Kenneth 1942 Pictou County Acadia No. 7 (Moss mine) Fall of stone
Large William 1942 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Fowler Richard 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Crushed while working on screens
Adamson Clare or Carl 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Megeney Vernour 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck and Run over by rake
Young Walter 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Weirich or Wetrich Herman E. 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught in haulage rope
Saccary Leo 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Undetermined
Rector Rueben 1943 Pictou County Acadia No. 7 (Moss mine) Fall of stone
Michniak or Michmiak or Michneak Emerson 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Crushed between packs caused by bump
O'Toole Terrance 1943 Cape Breton County Franklin Crushed between box and timber
Collins William 1943 Cape Breton County Princess Crushed under trip
Dixon Alex 1943 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone
Whalen Emmanuel 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Tally boy; Crushed between box and loader (likely on surface)
McMullin James 1943 Cape Breton County Tomson Injured while replacing derailed box
Barnes William 1943 Cape Breton County Tomson Struck by runaway box
Holm William 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Lucus Marcus 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
McAskill Malcolm 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
McDonald Angus L. 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Beaton Wilson 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Drowned; 1 of 2 killed
Marsh Henry 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Drowned; 1 of 2 killed
Fanning Willard 1943 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal from face
McKinnon Joseph 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Woodfine Solomon 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Muckle or Muckie David 1943 Cumberland Bayview Run over by trip
Dorando Albert 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by runaway box
Linkletter Harris Karl 1943 Cumberland Standard (Sweetcake) or Strathcona No.2 Struck by stemming from shot hole
McDonald John 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Gates Charles E. 1943 Cumberland Strathcona No. 2 Fall of stone
Forris Stephen 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Lamey Joseph 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Munsie William 1943 Pictou County McGregor Crushed between a box and a steel boom
McDonald Alex P. 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Crushed between boxes
Gillis Henry 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Crushed between trip and rubbing rail
MacComiskey Owen 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Quigley James 1943 Inverness Inverness No. 3 Crushed between engine drum and rope

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