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
McDonald Arch. B. 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by a full box
MacKay Earl 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Browner Thomas 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Mine machinery
Coffin Louis 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
McKinnon Laurence 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Pace Alexander W. 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Snow Albert Joseph 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Run over by trip
Peretta Silvio 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
Parsons James 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Smeyers Pierre 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Saccary Leo 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Undetermined
Boutilier Fred 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Gallivan Joseph 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Driscol or Driscoll William 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Slipped from car, wheels passed over him
Salcon Trifon 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Melnick Steve 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Ferguson Robert 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Hogan Cornelius 1964 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Walsh P. Joseph 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by runaway box
Cirotto Giovanni 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McIntyre Donald 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Gouthro John W. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by trip
Bennett Henry 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Falling boom
Vine Charles 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
McLean Henry 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Goldie Peter 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Rose John 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McDonald Malcolm 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Kicked by a horse
McPherson Malcolm I. 1932 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by box
MacNeil Malcolm P. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McGillivray John 1953 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Genter Frank 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face
Gillis Peter 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Live wire
McLeod Daniel 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by runaway box
Thompson William 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone and coal
Karrel James 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Connors Thomas 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Roman George 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by box
MacKenzie Norman J. 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Bump (more than 2 miles offshore); 1 of 4 killed
McVicar Allen 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof
Modesto Antonio 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Haley John V. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between car and timber
Bennett Elijah 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fatally injured, died an hout later
Prindle Joe 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face
Neunann Gottleip 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from rib
Pastusek Joseph 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between box and prop
McNeil Anthony 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between box and prop, died next day
Edwards Benjamin 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Electrocuted in power house
McNeil Roderick X. 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face of room
Shaw Elias 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Scalded by steam

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