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) Year Countysort ascending Mine Cause
Lamby (Bulgarian) Unknown 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
McDonald or MacDonald Neil 1923 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Struck head against roof or boom
McLeod D.H. 1913 Inverness Inverness Struck by fall of frozen briquettes
Deveau Willie V. 1966 Inverness Evans Mine Killed by haulage
Lambyi (Bulgarian) Unknown 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
McDonald Saunders 1940 Inverness inverness No. 4 Struck by runaway box
McNeil Neil S. 1911 Inverness Inverness Run over by balance cage, died 3 hours later
Dixon Alex 1943 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone
Large August 1921 Inverness Inverness Fall down chute
McDonnell Dan 1927 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of coal
McNeil John 1927 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Crushed by full boxes of coal
Doucet J. S. 1941 Inverness Inverness Fall of stone
LeBlanc Joseph 1923 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Found dead in boiler room; may have fallen
McDougall Daniel 1924 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone; 1 of 4 killed
Merritt John 1903 Inverness Port Hood Riding trip coupling broke hurling boxes against roof
Fraser Robert 1909 Inverness Inverness Fall of roof coal; bled to death from injuries
MacDonald Alexander 1922 Inverness bootleg pit Methane gas poisoning; 1 of 3 killed
McIsaac Neil 1924 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone; 1 of 4 killed
Muise Patrick 1946 Inverness Inverness Killed by haulage
Fraser John Clarence 1938 Inverness Port Hood or Henderson Fall of stone
MacDonald Donald R. 1922 Inverness bootleg pit Methane gas poisoning; 1 of 3 killed
McIsaac Archibald A. 1924 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone; 1 of 4 killed
Poirier Joseph 1941 Inverness Inverness Crushed between machine amd chock pack
Dunlap Robert 1928 Colchester Kempton or Riversdale Fell off tub in shaft
MacKenzie Daniel 1901 Cumberland Joggins No. 3
McNeil Dan H. 1912 Cumberland Scotia Fall of stone; also recorded as a casualty - not dead
Main William 1919 Cumberland St. George Struck by runaway box
White Wilfred 1930 Cumberland Victoria No. 2 Gas explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Burke James J. 1940 Cumberland Victoria Undetermined
Crocker Frederick 1884 Cumberland Springhill Crushed between water box and timber
Bainbridge Ernest 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carter Reed 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Ernest Roger 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Legere Samuel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKinnon John 1st 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Morris James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Regan Bruce 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Taylor Douglas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Gualtieri or Gaualtiere Natali 1895 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 slope Fall from roof
Burns Patrick 1902 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Killed by passing rake
Elkin Fred 1906 Cumberland Springhill Killed by trolleys on surface
Graham Jabez 1912 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of coal; 1 of 2 killed
Rooney Ottie or Ronnie 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Stone rolled down fan slope, hit him on head
Reid William S. 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of coal
Nelson William J. 1929 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught between boom and car
Weatherbee Albert 1937 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Caught between rake and door
Michniak or Michmiak or Michneak Emerson 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Crushed between packs caused by bump
Gabriel Thomas 1949 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump
Paul Charles E. 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 2 killed
Hahnen John 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of coal

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