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 descending County Mine Cause
McIsaac John D. 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone while timbering, died 5 days later
Hibbs James 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by runaway car in deep
Beasley Isaac 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof in room
Borden Joseph 1922 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone and coal
Nicholson James 1922 Cumberland Minudie #2 Powder ignited by cartridge explosion, died 12 days later; 1 of 2 killed
Long or Lank Lawrence 1922 Cumberland Minudie #2 Powder ignited by cartridge explosion, died 14 days later
Cope William A. 1922 Cumberland Victoria Caught between roof and car on slope, died 30 days later
LeBlanc Joseph 1923 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Found dead in boiler room; may have fallen
Flemming Hugh R 1923 Pictou County Albion Fall of stone
Bourgisk Charles 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of stone in room/bord; 1 of 2 killed
Davidonkow Pichon 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of stone in room/bord
Melanson Melos 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of stone from crosscut roof
Miskin Wasil 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of stone in room/bord; 1 of 2 killed
Reid William S. 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of coal
McDougall Joseph 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by loaded car at No. 4 landing
Copan Louis 1923 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Killed by trip of mine cars
Harroun or Ronan John 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 7 Coupling cars, killed by moving cars
Wells Horace 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Walzak Albert 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone from roof in pillar work
Smith George 1923 Cumberland Springhill Surface Cause not recorded
Harte Vincent 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
McDonald or MacDonald Neil 1923 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Struck head against roof or boom
Collier Alfred 1923 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or No. 4 Fall of coal from roof in room
Prentice Patrick 1923 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 2 Electric wire
McNeil Roderick X. 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face of room
Buso Petro 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Crushed between mine car and rib, died next day
Hill Alexander 1923 Cape Breton County Princess Caught by flywheel in starting haulage engine
Norvok or Novak Frank 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 21 Fall of coal caused by bump
Curran John 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face of room
Reid John N. 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Accidental dynamite explosion
Blarion Leon 1923 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal off face
Handrigan John 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone in pillar work; 1 of 2 killed
MacDougall Daniel 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone in pillar work 1 of 2 killed
Coady Peter 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip near surface on main slope
Waugh Michael 1923 Cape Breton County Princess Caught in worm-gear of coal conveyor
Bowran George 1923 Pictou County Albion Caught and crushed by screening machinery
McNeil Michael K. 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone in room
Seldon George 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone from roof in room
Killoway George W. 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of roof stone hile clearing up fall
Bryne George 1923 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed between rail cars on surface
Scott Joseph 1923 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Smith Josiah 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Runaway mine car
Wood David Edgar 1924 Cumberland Strathcona Fall of roof
Dwyer Thomas 1924 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of coal
Turner James 1924 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Blinkhorn Arthur 1924 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of coal
Devoe James 1924 Cape Breton County Florence Killed by box on main deep
Gaskill Thomas 1924 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Dunsmuir James 1924 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Gaskill Samuel 1924 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone

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