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
McDonald John A. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 fall of stone
McDonald Lewis 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
McDonald Dan 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McDonald Murdock 1900 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fell against in-motion engine drum
McDonald Allan 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
McDonald James 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 and No. 9 Surface plant Boiler explosion; maybe 4th man killed in an explosion or is a separate explosion
McDonald J.S. 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal
McDonald John 1890 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Run over by empty trip, died next day
McDonald Daniel 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McDonald John 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
McDonald or MacDonald Neil 1923 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Struck head against roof or boom
McDonnell Dan 1927 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of coal
McDougald Murdock 1901 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fatally injured on surface between 2 cars
McDougald Stephen 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion Coal Company shaft Stone fell from wall
McDougall Allan 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McDougall Daniel R. 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall from bankhead (surface)
McDougall Peter 1897 Cape Breton County Victoria Killed on balance, run over by cuddy
McDougall Roderick or Rory 1899 Cape Breton County Caledonia Afterdamp from methane explosion; 1 of 11 killed
McDougall Daniel 1924 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone; 1 of 4 killed
McDougall Joseph 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by loaded car at No. 4 landing
McDougall John J. 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Hit by a small stone
McDougall Daniel 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
McDougall John A. 1904 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery; Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Fall of stone
McEachern Roderick 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McEachern Bernard 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
McEachern John D. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McEachern John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McEachern Alexander 1882 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed by a rake of full pit tubs
McEachran or MacEachern James 1883 Pictou County Vale Drawbar broke, crash of runaway slope rake
McElvie John Sr 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McElvie John Jr 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McElvie Hugh 1880 Pictou County Foord pit influx of water; 1 of 6 killed
McEwan R. 1921 Cape Breton County Florence Explosion of methane
McFadden Robert 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McFarlane Roy 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McGilchrist or Gilgrist John 1866 Pictou County Foster pit Clothing caught in hoist winding drum
McGilderick A. 1871 Pictou County Foord pit Methane explosion
McGill James 1918 Cape Breton County Princess Runaway car
McGillivray Hugh 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McGillivray Angus 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McGillivray Alex 1871 Pictou County Foord pit Killed in the Foord by gas
McGillivray John 1953 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
McGillvary William 2nd 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McGilvray or MacGillivray Wallace 1883 Pictou County Vale Drawbar broke, crash of runaway slope rake
McGowan Harry 1902 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery; Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Fall of stone from roof
McGowen Alex 1886 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Dropped dead at face by heart disease
McGrath Patrick 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of roof
McGrath Clarence 1930 Cumberland Victoria No. 2 Gas explosion; 1 of 7 killed
McGrath James 1910 Cape Breton County Gowrie Runaway box, accidental death
McGraw Ernest 1948 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed

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