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
Salcon Trifon 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
O'Neil Dan J. 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Bump (more than 2 miles offshore); 1 of 4 killed
Griffiths Wallace 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Bump (more than 2 miles offshore); 1 of 4 killed
Briggs George 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Bump (more than 2 miles offshore); 1 of 4 killed
Cameron John W. 1946 Pictou County Albion Struck by coal trip on main slope
MacKenzie Norman J. 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Bump (more than 2 miles offshore); 1 of 4 killed
Pashkoski or Pasoshki Alexander 1946 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Killed by haulage
Gallant Joseph 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
Cochrane William L. 1946 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by mine machinery
White Clarence 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Dean George W. 1946 Cumberland Springhill No .4 Fall of coal
Kennedy James 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of roof
Peddle Arthur 1946 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Cobert James 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Jeffrey Leonard 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Explosives
Muise Patrick 1946 Inverness Inverness Killed by haulage
Campbell Percy 1946 Pictou County Allan Shaft Wash Plant Injured putting up a door bar, died a week later
McKinnon Lauchlin 1947 Inverness Campbell or No. 4 Fall of roof
Copan John 1947 Pictou County Allan Shaft Caught by a haulage cable
Roberts Alfred 1947 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of roof
Morrison John 1947 Cape Breton County Greener Fall of roof
Carey George 1947 Cape Breton County Florence Bankhead (surface)
Copley Samuel 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Machinery
McIsaac James 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
O'Connell Patrick 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Explosives
Morgan George 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Weeks Archie 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Leggett Herbert 1948 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McGraw Ernest 1948 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Light Fred J. 1948 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
MacKenzie Rod J. 1948 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Killed in haulage
MacEachern Donald 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Gardiner Ambrose 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone
Penny Thomas 1948 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 4 slope Fall of stone
Melnick Steve 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Campbell Gregory 1948 Cape Breton County Lloyds No. 7 Machinery
Goldie Peter 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Baudoux Alfred H. 1949 Pictou County McBean Killed riding a trip on the main slope; was McBean manager
Johnstone Louis 1949 Pictou County McBean Caught by a moving cable in haulage
Ransome James H. 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Young Alex 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Haulage
Tremblett Phillip 1949 Cape Breton County Greener Haulage
Tomkins Michael 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Haulage
Davidson Robert 1949 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
McDonald Laurence 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Coffin Louis 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Rowe Simon J. 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage
Boutilier Fred 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Lyons Thomas 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Miller Charles 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone

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