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
Crawford John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Haddon Henry 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Johnson John J. 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Thomas Lewis 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Benoit Merle 1880 Pictou County Foord pit influx of water; 1 of 6 killed
MacLeod Robert 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McLeise Bertram 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McInnis John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Nearing Joseph 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Rogers Thomas 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Carr John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Lewis William 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Lycom Charles 1880 Pictou County Foord pit influx of water; 1 of 6 killed
McDonald Murdock 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McInnis Peter 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Cummings Daniel 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McIsaac Malcolm 1873 Pictou County Foord pit Crushed by coal tubs
Savage Edward 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Cummings John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McDonald J. R. 1877 Pictou County Foord pit Fall of roof
Ross William D. 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Sullivan Thomas 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McEachern John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McKay Thomas 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Conway James D. 1880 Pictou County Foord pit influx of water; 1 of 6 killed
McKay Angus 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Sutherland David 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Jackson W. C. 1874 Pictou County Foord pit Rope broke on bucket going down pump shaft
MacDonald Alexander 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Mitchell James 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Dragon John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
MacDonald Ronald 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McNaughton John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
MacDonald John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
MacKinnon Donald 1873 Pictou County Foord pit Fall of coal
Boram Charles 1880 Pictou County Foord pit influx of water; 1 of 6 killed
Campbell Hector 1875 Pictou County Foord pit Run over by loaded wagons
McElvie Hugh 1880 Pictou County Foord pit influx of water; 1 of 6 killed
McKinnon Rod #1 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Murdock William 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Potts John 1874 Pictou County Foord pit Rope broke on bucket going down pump shaft
Roberts John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Burkett "young" 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McKinnon Rod #2 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Morrison John #1 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Dunbar Charles 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
MacLean Hector 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McGilderick A. 1871 Pictou County Foord pit Methane explosion
Morrison John #2 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Roberts Jr Edward 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion

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