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 ascending County Mine Cause
Collin Andrew 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McGillivray Hugh 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Purvis Alexander Jr. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Taylor John 1873 Pictou County Vale Fall with tub in slope
McPherson James Jr. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Glenwright Thomas 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Halliday Duncan 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
MacDonald Daniel 1873 Pictou County Vale Crushed by coal tubs
Ramsey James 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Sinclair John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Andrews William 1873 Cape Breton County Gowrie Fall of coal
McRae Duncan 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Downie John 1873 Cape Breton County International Run over by train
McRichey John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Campbell Harvey 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McLean Joseph 1873 Cape Breton County International Crushed by train
Campbell John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McIsaac Malcolm 1873 Pictou County Foord pit Crushed by coal tubs
MacKinnon Donald 1873 Pictou County Foord pit Fall of coal
Neville john 1873 Cape Breton County International Crushed by train
Dunbar Robert 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Ryan Alexander 1873 Cape Breton County Lingan Fall of coal
Turnbull William 1873 Pictou County Vale Under a falling derrick
Fraser John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Smith Angus 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Richardson Joseph 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Shaw Donald 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
O'Brien Nicholas 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Guy Abraham 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Dunn James 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Bowens John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Dunn John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McCharles Roderick 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Hale Samuel 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Lammond James 1872 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Fall of stone
McCormack Angus 1872 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Fall of stone
Sumners William 1872 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Fell down shaft
Ross Alexander 1872 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Methane explosion
Carmichael Charles 1872 Cape Breton County Gowrie Crushed by machinery
MacIver Norman 1872 Cape Breton County Victoria Fall of roof coal
McLean Angus 1872 Cape Breton County Gowrie Run over by wagon
Winter Edward 1872 Cape Breton County Victoria Fall of roof coal; possibly in Cumberland County
McInnis John 1872 Pictou County Acadia Fall of coal
Campbell David 1872 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Methane explosion
Reeves James 1872 Pictou County Acadia Fall of coal
Mirtan William 1872 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Powder explosion
Leadbeater John 1872 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Powder explosion
Winter Edward 1872 Cumberland Victoria; or Cape Breton County Fall of coal
MacDougall Anthony 1872 Cape Breton County Lorway Crushed by cage
Green John 1871 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Fall off bridge

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