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
Emery John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McElvie John Jr 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McNeal David 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Ruddick Edward 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Wilson David 1898 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Struck by falling roof prop
Campbell John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Chisholm Colin C. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Dalling James 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McNeal John Jr. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Burke Andrew 1917 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by rail car on surface
Dalling Timothy 1927 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed by riding on coal trip which derailed
Freeman Henry 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
MacDonald J. P. 1907 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed by box at bottom of balance
McCharles Roderick 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Simpson Robert 1898 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of coal while drawing pillar
Darroch or Darrah Andrew 1898 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Rock fall
Dunbar Robert 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Leadbeater John 1872 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Powder explosion
MacDonald A. R. 1911 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fell in front of a trip of coal
MacKearney Arthur 1914 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Boiler explosion in surface plant; 1 of 7 killed
Manning John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McDonald John #1 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Murray Alexander 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Sinclair John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Burney George 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Fraser John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McDonald John #2 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McGillivray Hugh 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Purvis Alexander Jr. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Stewart D. McFarlane 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Taylor George 1914 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Boiler explosion in surface plant; 1 of 7 killed
Burney John W. 1901 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed by fall of top coal and stone
Findlay Hugh 1907 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed on main slope by runaway box
Guy Abraham 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
MacDonald John 1915 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by a trip of coal
McDonald Hugh 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Ryan John W. 1903 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fatally injured
Stewart George 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Walton John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Burns Edward 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Clarke Robert 1907 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed at fire doors by a full trip being pulled through the bank head by an over-wind
Finlay Daniel 1903 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Hit by a rake on the hoisting slope
McDonald Duncan 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McPherson James Jr. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Ryan Frank 1914 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Boiler explosion in surface plant; 1 of 7 killed
Bennett John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Cameron Archibald 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Clarke Robert 1908 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Full trip pulled through bankhead by windup on main hoist drum
Davies Peter 1926 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of stone
McDonald Daniel J. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion

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