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
McKeigan George Hector 1978 Cumberland River Hebert Coal Mine, formerly Cochran Fall of stone
Ward George T. 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Butt or Butts George W. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Dean George W. 1946 Cumberland Springhill No .4 Fall of coal
Killoway George W. 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of roof stone hile clearing up fall
Quinn George W. 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
Matthews George W. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Dawson Gerald 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Boutilier Gerald L. 1955 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed on surface
Fraser Gervoise Leo 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Braggs Gideon 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 9 Fall of coal
MacPherson Gilbert 1900 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Body wound on drum of a hoist
Muir Gilbert 1924 Pictou County Albion Struck by a trip of coal boxes
Livingstone Gilbert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Daken or Dakin Gilbert 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Borsato Giovanni 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Cirotto Giovanni 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Martin Glenn David 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Thibideau or Thibodeau Godfrey 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Jammed between props
Cathcart Gordon 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Neunann Gottleip 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from rib
Fraser Grant 1954 Pictou County McBean victim found in No. 5 level
Farrell Gregor 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Haulage
Campbell Gregory 1948 Cape Breton County Lloyds No. 7 Machinery
Bacarro Guissippi 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Jammed between trip and door
MacDonald Gus 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Struck by runaway trip
Gillis Gus 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Alexander Gust 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal off rib
Balog Gustav 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Holland Guthrie 1878 Pictou County Foord pit Fall of roof stone
McDonald H. 1915 Cape Breton County Queen Boilermaker killed by fan on surface
Cooke H. A. 1905 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fell when staging broke in shaft as they were sinking it
McKay H. J. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
MacKenzie H. M. 1911 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal at the face
Crowe Hance 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Henwood Harlan 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McDonald Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Lewis Harold 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Embree Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Lorimer Harold 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
MacDonald Harold 1962 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Fraser Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McNutt Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Raper Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Manning Harold 1916 Pictou County Milford Thrown off trip that derailed and ran over him
Linkletter Harris Karl 1943 Cumberland Standard (Sweetcake) or Strathcona No.2 Struck by stemming from shot hole
MacRae Harry 1985 Cape Breton County Prince Motor vehicle accident
Embree Harry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Jones Harry 1908 Inverness Inverness Fall of stone and coal, No 7 balance, No 5 E level
Halliday Harry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump

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