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
Smith John J. 1926 Pictou County Allan Shaft Coal fall that had him buried for 2 hours
McDonald Lewis 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Campbell William C. 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Trip of boxes
Driscol or Driscoll William 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Slipped from car, wheels passed over him
Hariett Daniel 1926 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Caught in longwall machine cutter chain
Bennett Henry 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Falling boom
McDonald Malcolm 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Kicked by a horse
Kralieck Bohuslon 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McNeil Michael 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Andrews Archibald 1926 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by metal that fell off ascending cage or chuck falling down shaft
McKenzie Dan 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by rake
Davies Peter 1926 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of stone
Brown George D. 1926 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Miller Penman 1926 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
MacDonald Jasper 1926 Pictou County Albion Struck by falling timber prop
Lennon James 1926 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone
Shaw Elias 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Scalded by steam
Ferguson John R. 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Kicked by a horse
MacDougall John 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of roof, died almost 6 months later
Young George 1927 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Fall of stone
Urquhart Elwood 1927 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal from face
Heighton Dan 1927 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Dalling Timothy 1927 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed by riding on coal trip which derailed
McNeil John 1927 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Crushed by full boxes of coal
Murrell Arthur 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Cameron Fred 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Run over by trip
Fitzner John 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McDonald john J. 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 22 Struck by trip
Mason Stanley 1927 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Borsato Giovanni 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Riley James 1927 Cape Breton County Princess Squeezed between boxes
Young James 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Squeezed between prop and trip
Laite James 1927 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal from face
Penny Charles J. 1927 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
Willigher Mark 1927 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Cause not recorded
Rushton Nelson W. 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Dickson Wlliam 1927 Cumberland Springhill No. 7 Struck by rake
Cameron Archie 1927 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of coal
Jesso Frank 1927 Cape Breton County Colonial Fall of stone
Nicholson William 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Squeezed between box and pillar
Clark Josiah 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Kennedy John 1927 Cape Breton County Colonial Electrocuted in logement
Kernekant or Heinekamp Herman 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
LeBlanc Alex 1927 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed: 2 runaway boxes hit box he was lifting
Clark James 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Fall of stone
McDonnell Dan 1927 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of coal
Hocevar James 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Meagher Milton 1928 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Dunlap Robert 1928 Colchester Kempton or Riversdale Fell off tub in shaft
McDonald John A. 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Injured by box

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