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 ascending Cause
Gouthro Servine 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Fall of stone
Hall William 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Run over by full box
Rordenan Alex 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Fall of stone
Roache or Roche William 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Fall of stone
Murphy John 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Fall of stone
Clark James 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Fall of stone
McCormack Stephen 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Dropped dead coming up the travelling-way
Stanislaw Edward 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
Nicoloff George 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
Young Alex 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Haulage
Budden Leonard 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Malloy John 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of roof coal
Jamieson Kenneth 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Morrison John 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone in pillars
McDonald Angus 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by runaway box
Kuta Leo 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by runaway box
McDonald John 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
McInnis Daniel 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
Ferguson Donald J. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Spencer George 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Run over by horse and loaded box
Royal James 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by tub of coal
McSween Alex 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Construction
Anderson Daniel 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Jobes James D. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by box
Kuss Anthony 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone face
Hawes Thomas 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone in pillar
Ledger Walter 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Marsh James 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of rib coal
Boutilier Angus 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of roof
Turner Alfred 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by horse; in falling pick stabbed abdomen
Yacick Thomas 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal, head and back hurt, accidental death
Tobin Michael 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Between full box and timber
Yakubaski John 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fractured ankle, infection and shock, died 27 days later
MacLeod Duncan 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
McNeil John A. 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
McDougall Joseph 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by loaded car at No. 4 landing
Saltys Joseph 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Strick by flying timber from tram
Bishop George 1900 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Stone fell on him down shaft during sinking
Baldwin Philip 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Hayes Matthew 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Haulage
McDonald John 1900 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone at head of deep
Murphy John R. 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone at face
McDonald Hugh 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Severed artery in foot
Briffett Edward 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Snellgrove James 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Painter; injured by ventilating fan
McIntyre Adrian 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Haulage
Casey Michael 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Boutilier Charles 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
McDonald Alex P. 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Crushed between boxes
McDonald James T. 1905 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 3 Fall of coal from roof

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