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)sort descending Year County Mine Cause
Michalik Joseph 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Oliver Joseph 1965 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Richardson Joseph 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McCormick Joseph 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by boom, died 4 days later
McLellan Joseph 1900 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Roof stone fell on him while driving
Campbell Joseph 1936 Pictou County McGregor Overrun by a full trip of coal on slope
McDonald Joseph 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Hannah Joseph 1905 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed instantly by being run over by hopper
Berallen Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Reid Joseph 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Hilliar Joseph 1898 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of coal from face of room
Pitt Joseph 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Crummey Joseph 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McAulay Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Gardner Joseph 1906 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of stone from roof
Burbine Joseph 1969 Cumberland River Hebert Coal Mine, formerly Cochran Died of natural causes in mine
Pastusek Joseph 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between box and prop
Perfect Joseph 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Killed by moving railway cars
MacIntyre Joseph 1893 Cape Breton County Victoria Run over by cage in balance, died next day
Campbell Joseph 1961 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Mechanical
Cyr Joseph 1937 Pictou County Drummond No. 5 (Intercolonial No. 5) Fall of coal
Hest Joseph 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 22 Struck by runaway car, near landing
Major Joseph 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Borden Joseph 1922 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone and coal
Turner Joseph 1919 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal
Deveaux Joseph 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Morrison Joseph 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
MacIntyre Joseph 1893 Cape Breton County Victoria Run over by cage in balance, died next day
LeBlanc Joseph 1923 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Found dead in boiler room; may have fallen
Toomey Joseph 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught by full box
Poirier Joseph 1941 Inverness Inverness Crushed between machine amd chock pack
Dupee Joseph 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKenzie Joseph 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Krantz Joseph 1910 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Assiff Joseph 1921 Inverness Inverness Hit by rake on level, died 2 days later
Fedora Joseph 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Debodt Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Gilroy Joseph 1911 Cumberland Springhill Jammed by cars
Gallivan Joseph 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Livingstone Joseph 1876 Cape Breton County Victoria Fall of coal
McMullin Joseph 1905 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face
Tattersal Joseph 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Bartholemew or Bartholomew Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Brian or Bryan Joseph 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Motor exploded on back slope
McIntyre Joseph 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion 2 and 9 pityard (surface) Jammed between wall and superintendent''s auto
Gerhardt Joseph 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Churchill Joseph 1908 Cape Breton County Emery Mine Fell into Emery shaft
McKinnon Joseph 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Saltys Joseph 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Strick by flying timber from tram
McMahon Joseph 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone

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