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
Fowler Richard 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Crushed while working on screens
Megeney Vernour 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck and Run over by rake
Weirich or Wetrich Herman E. 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught in haulage rope
Michniak or Michmiak or Michneak Emerson 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Crushed between packs caused by bump
Fanning Willard 1943 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal from face
Whalen Emmanuel 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Tally boy; Crushed between box and loader (likely on surface)
McMullin James 1943 Cape Breton County Tomson Injured while replacing derailed box
Stevenson James 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Barnes William 1943 Cape Breton County Tomson Struck by runaway box
Chipman Albert 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Holm William 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Adamson Clare or Carl 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Lucus Marcus 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Young Walter 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Quigley James 1943 Inverness Inverness No. 3 Crushed between engine drum and rope
Munsie William 1943 Pictou County McGregor Crushed between a box and a steel boom
McAskill Malcolm 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Saccary Leo 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Undetermined
McDonald Angus L. 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
O'Toole Terrance 1943 Cape Breton County Franklin Crushed between box and timber
Beaton Wilson 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Drowned; 1 of 2 killed
Collins William 1943 Cape Breton County Princess Crushed under trip
Marsh Henry 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Drowned; 1 of 2 killed
McKinnon Joseph 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Woodfine Solomon 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Dorando Albert 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by runaway box
McDonald John 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Rector Rueben 1943 Pictou County Acadia No. 7 (Moss mine) Fall of stone
Forris Stephen 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Lamey Joseph 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Muckle or Muckie David 1943 Cumberland Bayview Run over by trip
Dixon Alex 1943 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone
Keddy Wallace 1942 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone
Boutilier Charles 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Boone John 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip; 1 of 2 killed
Phalen Louis 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip; 1 of 2 killed
Horne Wilfred 1942 Pictou County Drummond No. 5 (Intercolonial No. 5) Fall of stone
Kelloway Kenneth 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Struck by box
McDonald Joseph 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Large William 1942 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Clarke Walter 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by box
McDonald John A. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 fall of stone
Weatherbee Lorne A. 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by trip
Martin Francis 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Struck by box
Stevens Freeman 1942 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Struck by rake
Currie John F. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Struck by trip
Skidmore Kenneth 1942 Pictou County Acadia No. 7 (Moss mine) Fall of stone
Pembroke James 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by rake
Gouthro John W. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by trip
Partner Herbert 1942 Pictou County Albion Crushed between boxes

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