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
McCallum William 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Went over surface dump with car
McCallum Harry Alliston 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
McCarney unknown 1866 Pictou County Above ground, at Acadia wharf Fell and struck his head
McCharles Roderick 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McCormack Angus 1872 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Fall of stone
McCormack Lenard 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McCormack Stephen 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Dropped dead coming up the travelling-way
McCormack Archie 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
McCormick Joseph 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by boom, died 4 days later
McCormick Vin 1893 Cape Breton County International Fall of roof coal at face; also recorded as 1894
McCormick Leonard 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McCormick or McCormack Stephen 1899 Cape Breton County Caledonia Afterdamp from methane explosion; 1 of 11 killed
McCosh Alex 1890 Cape Breton County Gowrie Fall of stone from roof
McCuish John 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof
McCuish John 1900 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Killed drawing props out of an old room
McCumiskey Owen 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
McDonad Alex 1928 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of coal
McDonald John #1 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McDonald Arch. B. 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by a full box
McDonald J.A. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 3 Fall of stone
McDonald John 1900 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone at head of deep
McDonald Saunders 1940 Inverness inverness No. 4 Struck by runaway box
McDonald John #2 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McDonald Dan 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 8 Fell over trestle
McDonald Lewis 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
McDonald Hugh 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McDonald Allan 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McDonald D. W. C. 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
McDonald Duncan 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McDonald Daniel 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McDonald John 1896 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Caught between full trip and prop
McDonald Daniel J. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McDonald Allan J. 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck on head by upright timber, died 3 days later
McDonald Ronald 1909 Cape Breton County North Atlantic Collieries Crushed between full box and engine
McDonald John 1892 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of loose coal from face of room
McDonald Colin 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McDonald John 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 9 Runaway car, died 6 days later
McDonald Murdock 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McDonald John 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between cage and pulleys
McDonald Hugh 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Severed artery in foot
McDonald Dan 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McDonald Dan 1908 Cape Breton County Hub Fatal injury: pelvis broken in fall of stone
McDonald David 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Struck by trip
McDonald Malcolm 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Kicked by a horse
McDonald James T. 1905 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 3 Fall of coal from roof
McDonald J. W. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McDonald Lauchlin 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed by hoisting bucket falling on him
McDonald Allan 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 9 Fall of stone
McDonald J. R. 1877 Pictou County Foord pit Fall of roof
McDonald Arthur 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump

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