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) Year County Minesort descending Cause
Kerr Ross 1983 Cape Breton County Prince Electrocuted
Brown George 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Hill Alexander 1923 Cape Breton County Princess Caught by flywheel in starting haulage engine
Turner James 1924 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
McDonald Colin 1936 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by runaway box
Morrison Joseph 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Brown Daniel 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
MacIntyre Dan 1941 Cape Breton County Princess Undetermined
Peddle Arthur 1946 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
McLean Wilmont 1959 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
McGill James 1918 Cape Breton County Princess Runaway car
Michaelites Joseph 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Run over by trip
McPhee Donald 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Boutilier Charles Jr. 1956 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Reashor Maurice 1968 Cape Breton County Princess Coronary heart attack
Dunsmuir James 1924 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
MacDonald William B. 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Gaskill Samuel 1924 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
McDonad Alex 1928 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of coal
Taylor John 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Brown David 1939 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by runaway box
Waugh Michael 1923 Cape Breton County Princess Caught in worm-gear of coal conveyor
McPhee Angus 1926 Cape Breton County Princess Squeezed between longwall machine and face
Riley James 1927 Cape Breton County Princess Squeezed between boxes
McMullin Lauchlin 1936 Cape Breton County Princess Fell off trip and under box
iafalli Carmen 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Large William 1942 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Lamond Daniel 1946 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Handley Alexander 1964 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Wasakalius Ant. 1916 Cape Breton County Princess Killed by runaway box
Hamilton Thomas 1931 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Aspinall James 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
MacDougall Alexander 1964 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Dawe Edward 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Bushar Patrick 1912 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
McGregor Murdock 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Wilkie William 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
McIntyre Arthur 1964 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Forrest Stanley 1967 Cape Breton County Princess Natural Causes
McKinnon Rod 1912 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Keigan Patrick 1928 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
McIntyre Alex 1929 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by cage
Burkhart Amos 1931 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of coal
Gunn Dan 1933 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Dixon Richard 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Campbell Thomas 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Head George 1955 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Brown Albert 1960 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Paterson William 1912 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of coal
Grycorn John 1933 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone

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