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
Foley Thomas 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Parr Robert 1902 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed: fell back in shaft from surface
McCuish John 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof
McLeod John 1904 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by motor
Steele Malcolm 1905 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fatally injured from premature shot
Burridge W. 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fell under trip
Alexander Gust 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal off rib
Bellan Joseph 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone in pillars
Kipping Thomas 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between empty trip
Vaughan Fitz 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Borsato Giovanni 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
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
Tomkins Michael 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Haulage
Porter Elia 1902 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof
McDonald John 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between cage and pulleys
McNeil John D. 1904 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Methane explosion
Flemming William 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between box and boom
McNeil John H. 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Bonnell Louis 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal at face
Meulders Gaspar 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of roof
Edwards James 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Johnstone Archie 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Stoker; injured in boiler explosion
McInnis Michael J. 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by a runaway empty trip
McKenzie Dan 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between boxes and died next day
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
McDonald Lauchlin 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed by hoisting bucket falling on him
Mootery George 1904 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by runaway boxes
McLean D. 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Raus George 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Iinjured by runaway box, died next day
Chisholm John J. 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of pillar stone
Campbell John 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Run over by full trip, arms and legs broken
Gumatto William 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 uncertain if killed; confusing records
McNeil Michael K. 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone in room
Martell Louis 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Falling pit timber
McDonald Henry 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Kicked by a horse
Scott Leslie 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Loose coal from rib
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
McDonald Dan 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of cage down shaft
Warren Edward 1904 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof
McMullin John 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Seaman Max 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Electric wire
McLean Dan S. 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 While connecting wire, shotfirer fired
Connors John 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Run over by motor, died a few hours after
McLean Dan 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fell under engine
Campbell Ronald 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by horse-hauled mine car
Snow William 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck head on roof when box jumped track
Hussey John 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal and roof
Miller Edward 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Harte Simon 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Rozmarinovich Fred 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Crushed between box and drop

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