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)sort descending Year County Mine Cause
Bratcher George 1907 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Suffocated by gas
Bowran George 1923 Pictou County Albion Caught and crushed by screening machinery
Wilson George 1935 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Fall of coal
Burns George 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 5 (Queen) Full box ran over him on main level
Sawyer George 1908 or 1909 Cumberland Joggins Suffocated by smoke
Mootery George 1904 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by runaway boxes
Raus George 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Iinjured by runaway box, died next day
Spencer George 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Run over by horse and loaded box
Briggs George 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Bump (more than 2 miles offshore); 1 of 4 killed
McPhee George 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by full trip
Mouland George 1956 Cape Breton County Florence Fall
Thistle George 1901 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by runaway wagon from pit bottom
Taylor George 1914 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Boiler explosion in surface plant; 1 of 7 killed
Roman George 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by box
Chapman George 1897 Cumberland Springhill Surface Cause not recorded
Martin George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Butt George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Guyaux George 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Bryne George 1923 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed between rail cars on surface
Turner George 1886 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of top coal
Redpath George 1858 Pictou County Cage pit Methane explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Hale George 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Ballantyne George 1915 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by a trip of coal
Christopher George 1879 Pictou County Vale Rope broke while on loaded tubs
Evans George 1899 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of coal from face of room
Paul George 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of coal
May George 1887 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fatally hurt
Brown George 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Burney George 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Carey George 1947 Cape Breton County Florence Bankhead (surface)
Young George 1927 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Fall of stone
Martin George 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Walker George 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Welch George 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Smith George 1923 Cumberland Springhill Surface Cause not recorded
Matheson George 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by a railway car on surface
Long George 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed
Seldon George 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone from roof in room
Delaney George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Bond George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Domokosch George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Wood George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Stewart George 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Morgan George 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
McWhirter George 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Bishop George 1900 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Stone fell on him down shaft during sinking
Shannon George "Happy" 1921 Cumberland Joggins Electrocuted by shock from cable on pavement
Brown George D. 1926 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Parsons George E. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Wilson George G. 1901 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Run over by a loaded truck

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