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)sort descending Year County Mine Cause
Matlock John 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Hayden John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Burrows John 1897 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of roof stone on new balance no. 9
Neville john 1873 Cape Breton County International Crushed by train
Nolan John 1900 Cape Breton County Caledonia Coal fall in room, died next day
Thurbid John 1919 Cape Breton County Scotia No. 4 Fall of stone
Ralph John 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Hunter John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McCuish John 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof
MacLean John 1902 Pictou County Albion Jammed between rail cars on surface
Czanoli or Czalonic John 1931 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
McDonald John 1900 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by stone fall at face
Grycorn John 1933 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Vicars John 1889 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Fall of loose coal, died after 12 days
Carnichael John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Treige John 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Struck by level trip
Riley John 1917 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
MacDonald John 1915 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by a trip of coal
McNaughton John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Bozeman John 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
McDonald John 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between cage and pulleys
Blue John 1881 Cumberland Springhill Struck by cage
Lund John 1897 Cape Breton County Reserve Caught between coal box and pillar
Boran John 1898 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 slope Fall of stone from roof in workplace
Boutilier John 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone caused by runaway boxes
McInnis John 1908 Cape Breton County International Fall of stone
Campbell John 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Hickey John 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
O'Handley John 1915 Cape Breton County Dominon No. 11 Killed between box and roof
Potts John 1874 Pictou County Foord pit Rope broke on bucket going down pump shaft
Patten John 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Runaway trip
McLeod John 1902 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of coal from pillar
Perhiniak John 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage
Campbell John 1868 Pictou County Acadia Fall of coal
McMullin John 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Boutilier John 1897 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Fall of roof stone
Nearing John 1877 Cape Breton County Lingan Explosion of boiler; 1 of 3 killed
Kennedy John 1927 Cape Breton County Colonial Electrocuted in logement
Murphy John 1929 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
McIntosh John 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
McGilchrist or Gilgrist John 1866 Pictou County Foster pit Clothing caught in hoist winding drum
McDonald John 1890 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Run over by empty trip, died next day
Hawes John 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McDonald John 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Bonar John 1877 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Fall of stone
Grant John 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
McDonald John 1900 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone at head of deep
Burbine John 1913 Cumberland Joggins Runaway boxes
Dragon John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Stewart John 1936 Cape Breton County Colonial Struck by runaway trip

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