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
Conran Andrew 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Boutilier Ben 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Martin Henry 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Sedlak Valent 1960 Pictou County McBean Conflict with underground haulage
Dowe or Dow Elroy 1960 Cumberland Bayview No. 8 (Green Crow) Killed by haulage
Sampson Sanford 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Falling boom
Brown Albert 1960 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Cole Eugene 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Capstick John 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Hudson Alfred 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Falling chuck blocks
Young Daniel 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Seward Wilfred 1961 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage
Allen James 1961 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Electrical
Briggs Louis 1961 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of coal
Chiasson Arthur 1961 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Campbell Joseph 1961 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Mechanical
Venus Donald W. 1961 Cumberland Syndicate Electrocution on slope
Campbell Charles 1962 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Cameron John 1962 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
White Richard 1962 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage
MacDonald Harold 1962 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Keigan Charles 1962 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Fraser Donald A. 1962 Pictou County McBean Struck by a falling steel boom
MacKenzie John 1963 Pictou County McBean Labourer, killed underground
Hines Chesley 1963 Cape Breton County Electrical Dept, DOSCO Miscellaneous
LeBeau John 1963 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Maintenance
MacNeil John A. 1963 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
MacIntosh Bernard 1963 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Boozan Leo 1963 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage
MacDonald Lauchie 1963 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage
Sharpe Arthur 1963 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Buchanan Michael 1964 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Handley Alexander 1964 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
MacDougall Alexander 1964 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Howie Thomas 1964 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage
McIntyre Arthur 1964 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Hogan Cornelius 1964 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
MacKinnon Daniel 1964 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
White Malcolm 1965 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Oliver Joseph 1965 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Kelloway William 1965 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage: Struck by box
Currie Michael 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Stewart Donald Sr. 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage:Hit by a full trip
Baxter Robert 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage: Hit by runaway box
MacLean John J. 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage: Hit by an empty trip
Chiasson Paul C. 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage: Struck by runaway box
Tighe John (boy) 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 17 (old Victoria) Methane inhalation; 1 of 2 cousins who went down old slope
Morrison James 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Naturel Causes
Tighe Danny (boy) 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 17 (old Victoria) Methane inhalation; 1 of 2 cousins who went down old slope
Deveau Willie V. 1966 Inverness Evans Mine Killed by haulage

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