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 County Minesort descending Cause
Alt Herman 1928 Pictou County Albion Struck by wood thrown from circular saw (on the surface)
Hamilton William 1950 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Potts Charles 1915 Pictou County Albion Crushed by a trip of coal
Baxter William 1910 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Green Frank 1908 Pictou County Albion Struck by a box on balance
Jamieson Alexander 1914 Pictou County Albion Killed by cage
Lawrence James 1935 Pictou County Albion From injuries received a few months before
Lonergan Michael 1932 Pictou County Albion Fell over a bench of coal
McNeil John H. 1935 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Taylor Daniel 1914 Pictou County Albion Hit by a train
Campbell William 1884 Pictou County Albion Premature explosion of a shot
Frye John 1914 Pictou County Albion Riding a coal trip that derailed
Davidson Robert 1949 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Hoegg Hugh Brown 1941 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal from roof
Jenson or Jamieson Alex 1914 Pictou County Albion Run over by a box
MacLean John 1902 Pictou County Albion Jammed between rail cars on surface
Purvis James 1902 Pictou County Albion Fall of top coal
Dunbar John 1904 Pictou County Albion Run over by a rake
Gaskill Thomas 1924 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Jewell Charles 1920 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Partner Herbert 1942 Pictou County Albion Crushed between boxes
Robinson Robert 1903 Pictou County Albion Fell under rail car which passed over him
Baillie D. 1883 Pictou County Albion Killed by a runaway rake
MacDonald Jasper 1926 Pictou County Albion Struck by falling timber prop
Martin Michael 1901 Pictou County Albion Whirled around a shaft
Small John D. 1900 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Stewart James 1906 Pictou County Albion Struck by a rake
Colburn William 1910 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Flemming Hugh R 1923 Pictou County Albion Fall of stone
Leonard Elmer 1910 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
MacKenzie William 1903 Pictou County Albion Jumped from moving train in mine yard
Martin Roderick 1917 Pictou County Albion Suffocated in his draeger machine due to carbonic acid leak
McLellan James 1884 Pictou County Albion Struck by a rake
Benoit Rodham 1917 Pictou County Albion Asphyxiated by methane
Bowran George 1923 Pictou County Albion Caught and crushed by screening machinery
Cullen John Sr. 1934 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
MacKenzie Frank 1909 Pictou County Albion Killed on balance by runaway box
Muir Gilbert 1924 Pictou County Albion Struck by a trip of coal boxes
Barclay J. W. R. 1907 Pictou County Albion Killed on main slope by runaway box
MacKenzie H. M. 1911 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal at the face
MacLeod Wellington 1921 Pictou County Albion Suffocated by methane under coal fall
Mason Stanley 1927 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Connell Frank 1914 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Brown Leo 1919 Pictou County Albion Struck by a cage in a balance
Cameron John W. 1946 Pictou County Albion Struck by coal trip on main slope
Downs William B. 1910 Pictou County Albion Scalded or burned, causes unknown; a machinist making repairs
Laderie Jules 1924 Pictou County Albion Struck down by a runaway box
MacKenzie Hugh 1918 Pictou County Albion Crushed by cars
Baudoux John maybe George 1930 Pictou County Albion (Purvis slope) Riding an empty trip that derailed; killed by falling timbers and stone
Stewart Alexander 1918 Pictou County Albion (Purvis slope) Coal box fell to the ground

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