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
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
Doucette Medric 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Cherpack John 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
MacKay Earl 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Parsons James 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Saunders Fred 1944 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Fall of coal
Newman George 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Struck by boom moved by coal scoop
MacLeod Duncan 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Rushton William A. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal
Porter Melburn Parker 1944 Cumberland Standard (Sweetcake) or Strathcona No.2 Fall of stone
Saltys Joseph 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Strick by flying timber from tram
Caldwell Charles J. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Bump
Roman George 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by box
Chapman Neil D. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Crushed under trip
Mason Arthur 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Struck by trap door dislodged by trip
Corkin Thomas A. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
McInnis Hugh 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Crushed between derailed box and timber
Jacob or Jacobs Louis L. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Dewan James 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
MacKay Daniel L. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Bump
Oliver William 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
Forrest William 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
McLeod Thomas 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal and stone
Hart Thomas 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Munro Charles 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed by full box of coal
McDonald Allan 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McMullin Roderick 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Treige John 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Struck by level trip
Halliday Charles 1945 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by rake
McIntyre Rod 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Seward Peter 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
McDougall Daniel R. 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall from bankhead (surface)
MacKinnon Angus 1945 Inverness Inverness No. 3 Fall of stone
McMullin John William 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Luscombe Edmund Clarence 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between box and timber
Nicoloff George 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
Caverzan Gaetano 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Flemming James E. 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone
Porter Thomas D. 1945 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by rake
McKinnon Daniel S. 1945 Inverness Inverness No. 3 Fall of stone
Coulier Alfred 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Hit by a runaway box
Cochrane William L. 1946 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by mine machinery
Campbell Percy 1946 Pictou County Allan Shaft Wash Plant Injured putting up a door bar, died a week later
Dean George W. 1946 Cumberland Springhill No .4 Fall of coal
Muise Patrick 1946 Inverness Inverness Killed by haulage
Devison Hector 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Caught between box and stopping
Aucoin William Joseph 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of roof

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