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) Yearsort ascending County Mine Cause
Parsons George E. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Gilhomes R. D. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Run over by trip of cars
Domokosch George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Parsons William 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Munro John D. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Run over by a trip of cars
Durham Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Peach William J. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McLeod Angus 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between motor and prop
Fahey Timothy 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Penny Reuben 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McPherson D. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Run over by trip of cars
Fedora Joseph 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Pietzrak or Pietchieck Carl 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Rescue work after explosion
McDonald A. J. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
Flynn James 1917 Pictou County Greenwood Fall of stone
Ferguson Charles 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Reynolds Silas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Cronius Stephen 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Fall of roof
Fraser George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Rose James H. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Piggot Richard 1917 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal
McNeil Anthony 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between box and prop, died next day
Gadd Arthur 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Schima or Schimo Wenzel 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Stevenson William 1917 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by prop, died 3 days later
Casey Michael 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Gadd William 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Sinclair or St. Clair John 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Murphy John H. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Gillis James 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Skacun Mitro 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Cummings James 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Caught between cars and rib
Killoway Arthur 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Snow William 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Hayden Roderick 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Killoway Eugene 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Steele John J. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Jennings Stanley 1917 Pictou County Allan Shaft Jammed between a box and a prop
Grave Henry 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
Kleizer Paul 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Teichman or Tiechman Herman 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Clarke Patrick 1917 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
Martin Joseph 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Walsh Joseph 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Riley John 1917 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
Matthews George W. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Whalen John R. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Collins ingraham 1917 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
McDonald Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Vaast Lucien (boy) 1916 Pictou County Thom or Tom pit Gas explosion at mouth of abandoned slope; boy was chasing a ball

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