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
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
Gabriel Thomas 1949 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump
Davidson Robert 1949 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Ransome James H. 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Conway James 1950 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Dudka Andrew 1950 Pictou County McGregor Struck by a haulage rope
Gibbons Peter 1950 Cumberland Bayview No.8 or No. 7 Killed by haulage, lived 1 day
Hamilton William 1950 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Edwards James 1950 Cape Breton County Florence Haulage
McIntyre Adrian 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Haulage
Cathcart Gordon 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Doboi Andrew 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
MacDonald Harry 1950 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
Gardiner Richard 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Farrell Gregor 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Haulage
McDonald John 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
Califf Velco 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Moss Laurie A. 1950 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Crosson or Crossin Harry 1950 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Murray Ivor 1951 Pictou County McBean Fall of stone
Melanson Frank 1951 Cumberland Cochran
Morgan Delbert 1951 Pictou County McGregor Killed by fall of coal or stone from rib
MacMillan Angus R. 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Wadden Freeman 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Clarke Edward 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Allen Arthur J. 1951 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
MacDonald John T. 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall in shaft
Balog Gustav 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Marsh Francis 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Raggar Max 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
MacIsaac John A. 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18A Haulage
Bonar William 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Russell David 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Desmond William 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Gabriel Patrick 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Gould John 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Arthrell Edward 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Wheatley Leonard 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
MacCallum Edward 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
McNutt Robert 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Harris Charles 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
White Brenton 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Desmond Herbert 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Sample Winton 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Gallivan Joseph 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Ledger Walter 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Nearing Joseph 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
MacDonald Dan W, 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Campbell Samuel Sr. 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed

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