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
Keiver James L. 1924 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
McPherson Hugh 1924 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught between full box and timber
Pettigrew Charles 1924 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Sweeney John W. 1924 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Van Larkin Dominic 1924 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide suffocation after explosion; 1 of 4 killed
Babb John 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Walsh John D. 1924 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide suffocation after explosion; 1 of 4 killed
McDonald Daniel 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McIntosh Michael 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Tobin Michael 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Between full box and timber
Perfect Joseph 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Killed by moving railway cars
Thompson William 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone and coal
Smith Josiah 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Runaway mine car
Dwyer Thomas 1924 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of coal
MacInnis Hugh 1924 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide suffocation after explosion; 1 of 4 killed
Turner James 1924 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Blinkhorn Arthur 1924 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of coal
Nelms Hubert 1924 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of coal
Devoe James 1924 Cape Breton County Florence Killed by box on main deep
Dunsmuir James 1924 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Scully James 1924 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide suffocation after explosion; 1 of 4 killed
Gaskill Samuel 1924 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
O'Regan James 1924 Cumberland Joggins No. 7 Fall of coal
Wood David Edgar 1924 Cumberland Strathcona Fall of roof
Clark Samuel 1925 Pictou County Thom or Tom pit Killed by boxes
McAulay Ronald 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 22 Fall of stone
Boutilier Arthur 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Lackie or Lackey James 1925 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal from roof of a pillar; 1 of 2 killed
Wilcox Nicholas 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Tally boy; boxes on bankhead
Skinner Richard 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Jessoe James 1925 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Fall of stone
Debodt Frank 1925 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of coal
Graham Daniel 1925 Pictou County Drummond No. 5 (Intercolonial No. 5) Fall of stone
Boss Asa G. 1925 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by trip of boxes; 1 of 2 killed
Mitchell William James 1925 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by trip of boxes; 1 of 2 killed
MacMaster John 1925 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal from roof of a pillar; 1 of 2 killed
Berger Charles 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Killed by a trip of boxes
McDonald Daniel A. 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Killed by coal tipple on bankhead
Pace Alexander W. 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Smeyers Pierre 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Roberts Charles D. 1925 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Carpenter; struck by wood thrown from circular saw
Chisholm William 1925 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Killed by runaway box
Jacques Arthur 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Trip of boxes
Davies Peter 1926 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of stone
Shaw Elias 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Scalded by steam
Feit Frank 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Fall of stone
McInnes Michael 1926 Cape Breton County Dominon No. 11 Trip of boxes left rails
Roach Dan 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Smith John J. 1926 Pictou County Allan Shaft Coal fall that had him buried for 2 hours
Campbell John 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Trip of boxes

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