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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Surnamesort descending Given Name(s) Year County Mine Cause
MacDougall Hugh G. or Hugh C. 1934 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of coal
MacDougall Alexander 1964 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
MacDougall Alphonse 1982 Cape Breton County Lingan Heart Attack
MacEachern John 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
MacEachern John 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed; asphixiation by carbon monoxide
MacEachern James 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed; asphixiation by carbon monoxide
MacEachern Donald 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
MacFadgen Donald 1973 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 12 Explosion and fire; 1 of 2 killed
Machuniski Michael 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Explosion of Powder
MacInnis Hugh 1924 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide suffocation after explosion; 1 of 4 killed
MacInnis John F. 1974 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Struck by empty mine car trip
MacInnis or MacInnes John Henry 1940 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of roof coal, died 4 days later
MacIntosh John J. 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
MacIntosh William 1899 Pictou County Six-Foot Seam (became Acadia No.3) Caught, crushed by revolving drum on hoist
MacIntosh Earl 1967 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Falling stone and coal
MacIntosh Anthony 1968 Cape Breton County Dominion Glace Bay Shops Department Natural Causes
MacIntosh Bernard 1963 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
MacIntyre Joseph 1893 Cape Breton County Victoria Run over by cage in balance, died next day
MacIntyre Joseph 1893 Cape Breton County Victoria Run over by cage in balance, died next day
MacIntyre Murdock 1967 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage: Caught between timber and box
MacIntyre Dan 1941 Cape Breton County Princess Undetermined
MacIsaac John A. 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18A Haulage
MacIver Norman 1872 Cape Breton County Victoria Fall of roof coal
MacKay J. 1883 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Hit by flying fragments of broken pinion wheel
MacKay Martin 1931 Pictou County Allan Shaft Heart attack in act of getting on riding rake
MacKay John 1953 Pictou County McGregor Haulage accident: thrown from trip
MacKay Daniel L. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Bump
MacKay Michael Frederick 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
MacKay Earl 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
MacKearney Arthur 1914 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Boiler explosion in surface plant; 1 of 7 killed
MacKeigan John 1922 Cape Breton County Jubilee, River Hebert Fall of roof stone in level, died 21 days later
MacKenzie Alex J. 1970 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Struck by a trip on the south angle
MacKenzie Norman J. 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Bump (more than 2 miles offshore); 1 of 4 killed
MacKenzie Daniel 1861 Pictou County Bye pit Methane explosion
MacKenzie Hector 1867 Pictou County Montreal & Pictou Fall of stone
MacKenzie A. D. 1890 Pictou County Vale Roof fall in Six-Foot Seam
MacKenzie William 1903 Pictou County Albion Jumped from moving train in mine yard
MacKenzie Frank 1909 Pictou County Albion Killed on balance by runaway box
MacKenzie Daniel 1901 Cumberland Joggins No. 3
MacKenzie Hugh 1911 Pictou County Vale Riding an empty trip that derailed
MacKenzie H. M. 1911 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal at the face
MacKenzie Lawrence 1914 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Boiler explosion in surface plant; 1 of 7 killed
MacKenzie Hugh 1918 Pictou County Albion Crushed by cars
MacKenzie Kenneth 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
MacKenzie Rod J. 1948 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Killed in haulage
MacKenzie John 1963 Pictou County McBean Labourer, killed underground
MacKenzie Earl C. 1969 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Fall of stone
Mackey or Mackie James 1887 Cumberland Springhill Leg broken; caught by cage in balance
Mackie Thomas 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
MacKinnon Daniel 1964 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone

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