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
Bratcher George 1907 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Suffocated by gas
Brown Charles 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 3 (Florence) Fall of stone
Broderick R. 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 4 (Scotia) Struck by runaway box down main slope; 1 of 3 killed
Davidson Adam 1908 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fell into chute
Jordan Percy or Perdy 1908 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Run over by rake
Ripley Edward 1908 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fell into chute
McMaster D. 1908 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of coal
Bartlett John C. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal
Dumphy James 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal from face
McKenzie William 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
Girdinetti G. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal from face
Child 1908 Cape Breton County Caledonia Polish child, age 2; killed by cars on the surface
Gillis Dan A. 1908 Inverness Inverness Fall of coal and rock in pillars
McNeil Michael A. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal and stone
Gillis Lauchlin 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
Hawley or Holley Edward 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Box knocked out prop and boom, stone fell on him
Johnson J.D. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Jones Harry 1908 Inverness Inverness Fall of stone and coal, No 7 balance, No 5 E level
McLean D.A. 1908 Inverness Inverness Fall of stone from roof in tunnel to 13-foot seam
Dunphy James 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal from face
Rogers Herbert 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal, died 5 days later
Lee John 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 3 Fall of stone
McDonald J.A. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 3 Fall of stone
Ladime (Bulgarian) Unknown 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
McPherson Neil 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Killed by runaway boxes
Lamby (Bulgarian) Unknown 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
Nicholson D.J. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Leg crushed between full box and empty trip, died next day
Lambyi (Bulgarian) Unknown 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
Snow William 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Fall of stone
Morgan Frank 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 8 Killed by live wire
Clarke Robert 1908 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Full trip pulled through bankhead by windup on main hoist drum
Churchill Joseph 1908 Cape Breton County Emery Mine Fell into Emery shaft
McDonald Dan 1908 Cape Breton County Hub Fatal injury: pelvis broken in fall of stone
Powelle (Bulgarian) Unknown 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
McInnis John 1908 Cape Breton County International Fall of stone
Johnston James 1908 Cape Breton County Reserve Fatally injured by air pipe bursting, died a month later
Beaton Malcolm 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
McIntosh Dan 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney & Louisburg Railway (Mine)? Killed by express train, Glace Bay Crossing
Baxendale Ellis 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Fall of stone
Carson James 1908 Cumberland Chignecto Fell down balance
D'Orsay John 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Overwind man-shaft cage; 1of 2 killed
McDonald A. R. 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
Stewart Malcolm 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Overwind man-shaft cage; 1of 2 killed
McDonald D. R. 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
Campbell John 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
Green Frank 1908 Pictou County Albion Struck by a box on balance
Williamson James 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Fall of coal
Young Thomas 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Struck by runaway box
MacLeod Neil 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 5 (Queen) Fall of stone
Weatherbee or Westhester Melvin 1908 or 1909 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Riding on full box

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