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
Dixon Alex 1943 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone
Muckle or Muckie David 1943 Cumberland Bayview Run over by trip
Linkletter Harris Karl 1943 Cumberland Standard (Sweetcake) or Strathcona No.2 Struck by stemming from shot hole
Gates Charles E. 1943 Cumberland Strathcona No. 2 Fall of stone
Newman George 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Struck by boom moved by coal scoop
Rushton William A. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal
Caldwell Charles J. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Bump
Chapman Neil D. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Crushed under trip
Corkin Thomas A. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
MacLeod Duncan 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Jacob or Jacobs Louis L. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Saunders Fred 1944 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Fall of coal
Saltys Joseph 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Strick by flying timber from tram
MacKay Daniel L. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Bump
Roman George 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by box
Forrest William 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Mason Arthur 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Struck by trap door dislodged by trip
McInnis Hugh 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Crushed between derailed box and timber
Dewan James 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
Oliver William 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
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
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
Porter Melburn Parker 1944 Cumberland Standard (Sweetcake) or Strathcona No.2 Fall of stone
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
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
McKinnon Daniel S. 1945 Inverness Inverness No. 3 Fall of stone
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)
Coulier Alfred 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Hit by a runaway box
Munro Charles 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed by full box of coal
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
MacKinnon Angus 1945 Inverness Inverness No. 3 Fall of stone
Porter Thomas D. 1945 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by rake
Flemming James E. 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone
Devison Hector 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Caught between box and stopping
Campbell Percy 1946 Pictou County Allan Shaft Wash Plant Injured putting up a door bar, died a week later
Aucoin William Joseph 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of roof
Lamond Daniel 1946 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Muise Patrick 1946 Inverness Inverness Killed by haulage
Browner Thomas 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Mine machinery

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