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
Malloy John 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of roof coal
Maloney James 1973 Cumberland River Hebert Coal Mine, formerly Cochran Died of natural causes in mine
Manning John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Manning Harold 1916 Pictou County Milford Thrown off trip that derailed and ran over him
Maquire Bernard 1914 Pictou County Vale Struck by an empty trip that derailed
Marsh Henry 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Drowned; 1 of 2 killed
Marsh Russel 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Marsh Thomas 1938 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or Struck by trip
Marsh Francis 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Marsh James 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of rib coal
Marshall Thomas 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Marshall Willian 1900 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Caught between cage and roof
Martel James 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Construction
Martell John Alexander 1970 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 12 Squeezed between 2 boxes on material landing
Martell Louis 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Falling pit timber
Martell Charles 1873 Cape Breton County Caledonia Crushed by wagons
Martin John 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Martin Joseph 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Martin Donald 1899 Cape Breton County Caledonia Afterdamp from methane explosion; 1 of 11 killed
Martin John 1894 Cape Breton County Reserve Piece of coal from roof
Martin Francis 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Struck by box
Martin Henry 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Martin Michael 1901 Pictou County Albion Whirled around a shaft
Martin John 1918 Cumberland Jubilee No.2, River Hebert Runaway mine car
Martin Roderick 1917 Pictou County Albion Suffocated in his draeger machine due to carbonic acid leak
Martin George 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Martin Glenn David 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Martin Isadore 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Martin George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Mason Arthur 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Struck by trap door dislodged by trip
Mason Stanley 1927 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Matheson James E. 1971 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Haulage: Struck by a trip of material
Matheson George 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by a railway car on surface
Matheson Hugh Thomas 1895 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Taking down top coal
Matheson Fred 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Matlock John 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Matthews George W. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
May George 1887 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fatally hurt
Mazur John 1931 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of Coal
McAdam Cyril 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed
McAldine William 1910 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 4 (Scotia) Fall of stone
McAloney Robert L. 1920 Cumberland Maple Leaf Struck by runaway box, died 6 days later
McAskill D. 1893 Cape Breton County Victoria Caught by full cage on balance
McAskill D. 1864 Cumberland Victoria
McAskill Malcolm 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
McAulay Malcolm 1899 Cape Breton County Caledonia Afterdamp from methane explosion; 1 of 11 killed
McAulay Ronald 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 22 Fall of stone
McAulay Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McAulay John 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McBeth or MacBeath Phillip 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion

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