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 ascending Given Name(s) Year County Mine Cause
Lukovitch Stanis 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal, died 6 days later
Luffman William 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Ludlow William 1969 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Haulage
Luddington Truman 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Lucus Marcus 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Luckman John 1870 Cape Breton County International Crushed by cage
Lowther William 1900 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Leg broken in fall of stone at working face
Lowe William 1839 Pictou County Storr pit Methane explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Love Ernest 1920 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Struck by a runaway box
Lorimer Harold 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Long or Lank Lawrence 1922 Cumberland Minudie #2 Powder ignited by cartridge explosion, died 14 days later
Long William 1901 or 1902 Cumberland Jubilee, River Hebert Bankhead under construction fell on him
Long George 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed
Lonergan Michael 1932 Pictou County Albion Fell over a bench of coal
Lohez Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Lockhart Daniel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Lockhart Charles 1874 Cumberland Scotia (Northern) Fall of coal
Lockhart Dan 1883 Cumberland Chignecto Killed by cage going off track
Locke James 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by piece of wood
Livingstone Henry 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Livingstone John 1904 Pictou County Marsh Jammed between a box and the roof
Livingstone Fred C. 1957 Pictou County Greenwood No. 2 Hit by a runaway coal box
Livingstone Joseph 1876 Cape Breton County Victoria Fall of coal
Livingstone Gilbert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Little Ernest 1907 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Smothered by slack coal in boiler shed chute
Lipton Dave 1954 Pictou County Allan Shaft watchman, died suddenly at work
Linthorne Walter 1969 Pictou County McBean Caught in coal-cutting machine
Linkletter Harris Karl 1943 Cumberland Standard (Sweetcake) or Strathcona No.2 Struck by stemming from shot hole
Lindsay Charles 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Lilley Stephen Paul 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Light Fred J. 1948 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Liddle Alex 1904 Cumberland Chignecto Caught between box & coal crib, died 9 days later
Lewis Vincent 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Caught between tram and prop
Lewis Harold 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Lewis William 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Lewis John F. 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Crushed between trip and air line
Lettuce William 1958 Cape Breton County Tomson Explosion
Letcher Frank 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Leshambre Pierre 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Leonard Alfred 1900 Cape Breton County International Killed getting in cage at pit bottom
Leonard Elmer 1910 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Lennon James 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Lennon James 1926 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone
Legnaro Benedict 1971 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Natural Causes
Leggett Herbert 1948 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Legere Samuel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Legere Sanford 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
Legere Alfred 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
LeFavour Emile 1898 Cumberland Joggins No. 3 slope Struck by cage loaded with box of stone
Leemore Ferdinand 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone

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