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
Laderie Sylvia 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Debodt Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
MacKenzie Hugh 1918 Pictou County Albion Crushed by cars
Pembroke Michael 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
MacKenzie Kenneth 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McLellan John A. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Rogers Albert 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McAulay Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Smith Alexander 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Delmouth Arthur 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McLellan William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McAulay John 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McDonald J. W. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Vaast August 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Vaast Floriand 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Berallen Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Pettipas Fred 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of top coal
Vaast Louis 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Launey Francis 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Pickerton Thomas 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Hand James 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Poloski Wentzell 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Roy Benjamin 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by piece of coal, died 3 days after
McDonald D. W. C. 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
McCormick Joseph 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by boom, died 4 days later
Hanuse Alfred 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Terrio or Terris Samuel 1918 Cumberland Joggins 2 runaway cars, died 2 days later
Walsh William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Dixon William 1918 Cape Breton County Jubilee, Sydney Mines Runaway trip
Hanuse Cammile 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Grasesnack C. G. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Stevenson James 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Hall William 1918 Cumberland Joggins Fall of stone, died 14 hours later
McDonald John 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 9 Runaway car, died 6 days later
Adderly Thomas Jr 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Martin John 1918 Cumberland Jubilee No.2, River Hebert Runaway mine car
Johnson James F. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McNeil Peter A. 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Runaway trip
Fortune Angus 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by cage
Leshambre Pierre 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Cossman Isadore 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Hawes John 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Borden Fred 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Tallia Angelo 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
Myers William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Dunbar W. Sr 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Clarke Warde 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Fall of stone
Nacas Wentzell 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Gabriel Alexander 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Stewart Alexander 1918 Pictou County Albion (Purvis slope) Coal box fell to the ground

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