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
McGregor Murdock 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
McInnes Michael 1926 Cape Breton County Dominon No. 11 Trip of boxes left rails
McInnis John 1908 Cape Breton County International Fall of stone
McInnis Donald 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McInnis Michael 1913 Cape Breton County Princess Run over by trip
McInnis Daniel 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
McInnis John 1872 Pictou County Acadia Fall of coal
McInnis John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McInnis Hugh 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Crushed between derailed box and timber
McInnis Alexander 1895 Cape Breton County Victoria Caught between coal box and pillar
McInnis Peter 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McInnis Michael J. 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by a runaway empty trip
McInnis Duncan 1905 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of stone from roof
McIntosh John 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
McIntosh Dan 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney & Louisburg Railway (Mine)? Killed by express train, Glace Bay Crossing
McIntosh Michael 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
McIntosh Dan 1898 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Fell under trip trying to get on for a ride
McIntyre W. 1868 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Crushed by machinery
McIntyre Paul 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McIntyre Arthur 1964 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
McIntyre Rod 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McIntyre Donald 1901 Cape Breton County International Caught by runaway coal box from bank on surface
McIntyre Alex 1929 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by cage
McIntyre Adrian 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Haulage
McIntyre Donald 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McIntyre Joseph 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion 2 and 9 pityard (surface) Jammed between wall and superintendent''s auto
McIsaac Daniel A. or Danile 1936 Inverness Port Hood Killed by file shot
McIsaac Dougald 1939 Inverness Inverness Jammed; died 2 days later
McIsaac James 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
McIsaac Angus 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McIsaac John D. 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone while timbering, died 5 days later
McIsaac Duncan 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
McIsaac Malcolm 1873 Pictou County Foord pit Crushed by coal tubs
McIsaac Eric Earl 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
McIsaac Neil 1924 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone; 1 of 4 killed
McIsaac Archibald A. 1924 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone; 1 of 4 killed
McIsaac Daniel C. 1924 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of stone; 1 of 4 killed
McKay John D. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McKay H. J. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKay Donald 2nd 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKay John w. 1905 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery; Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Killed by riding on a trip
McKay Thomas 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McKay Angus 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McKay Donald 1898 Pictou County Albion Fall from roof of working face
McKay Charles 1913 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed by a riding rake
McKee William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKeigan George Hector 1978 Cumberland River Hebert Coal Mine, formerly Cochran Fall of stone
McKenzie William 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
McKenzie John H. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Run over by trip
McKenzie Hector 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 3 Electric switch

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