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
Alexander Gust 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal off rib
Bonnell Louis 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal at face
Chisholm John J. 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of pillar stone
Connors John 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Run over by motor, died a few hours after
Stevens William 1910 Cumberland Chignecto Explosion
Wood Arthur or Thomas W. 1910 Cumberland Chignecto Explosion
Landry Fidele D. 1910 or 1938 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Fall of stone
Ferguson Archie F. 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Methane explosion and coal dust; 1 of 8 killed
Hardcastle Edward 1911 Cumberland Great Northern Fall of stone
Parsons Israel 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Methane explosion and coal dust; 1 of 8 killed
MacKenzie Hugh 1911 Pictou County Vale Riding an empty trip that derailed
Reid Eugene 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Methane explosion and coal dust; 1 of 8 killed
Gilroy Joseph 1911 Cumberland Springhill Jammed by cars
MacKenzie H. M. 1911 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal at the face
Wade or Mahoney John 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Methane explosion and coal dust; 1 of 8 killed
Purchase Harry 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Methane explosion and coal dust; 1 of 8 killed
Neal John 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 2 (Lloyd's Cove) Struck by runaway box
Enion Benjamin 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 3 (Florence) Fall of coal from face
Ross Alexander 1911 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Struck by a rake
MacDonald A. R. 1911 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fell in front of a trip of coal
Brown Robert 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Run over by trip
Kohusz Wasye 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Caught between two boxes
Cibarro Stephano 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Hennessey Joseph 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone, leg injured
Cicchetto Albert 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone
McKenzie Stephen 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck by cage balance
McNeil Neil S. 1911 Inverness Inverness Run over by balance cage, died 3 hours later
Campbell John 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Run over by full trip, arms and legs broken
McLean Dan 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fell under engine
McPhee Thomas 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between box and roof, died a few hours later
Smart John 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fell under trip of coal
Hawes Thomas 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone in pillar
Marsh James 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of rib coal
Newcomb William 1911 Pictou County Allan Shaft Killed by a fall of timber
Yacick Thomas 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal, head and back hurt, accidental death
McNeil James 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Fall of stone
Spiccochi Higo 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 or Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal from face
Groves Frank 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Shot blew through on slant containing water, partly driven between main slope, drowned; 1 of 2 killed
Aexter Alex 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Explosion
Moore Arthur 1911 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fell down shaft with a full box of coal
Hamilton James 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Shot blew through on slant containing water, partly driven between main slope, drowned; 1 of 2 killed
Amey Arthur 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Methane explosion and coal dust; 1 of 8 killed
Favier Thomas 1911 Pictou County Acadia Crushed between rib and full box
Messervey James 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Methane explosion and coal dust; 1 of 8 killed
McDonald Ranald or Ronald 1911 Inverness Inverness Fall of coal; head crushed
Murphy Brian 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Methane explosion and coal dust; 1 of 8 killed
Paul Percy 1911 or 1912 Cumberland Dominion No. 2, Surface Smothered in culm car
Nicholson Phillip 1911 or 1912 Cumberland Joggins Fall of stone
Bulmer Walter 1911 or 1912 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Struck by ginney (aka jinney or jig) or prop
Shoder Martin 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of roof

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