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
McKenzie John H. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Rescue work after explosion
McKenzie Dan 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by rake
McKenzie Hector 1912 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of coal; 1 of 2 killed
McKenzie Archy 1907 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of coal
McKenzie Dan 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between boxes and died next day
McKenzie Stephen 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck by cage balance
McKenzie William 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
McKenzie Joseph 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McKenzie Hugh A. 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McKenzie John H. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Run over by trip
McKinnon Murdoch 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of coal
McKinnon Colin 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
McKinnon Allen 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKinnon Edwin 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McKinnon Angus 2nd 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKinnon John 1st 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKinnon J. 1871 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Fall of coal
McKinnon Joseph 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
McKinnon Laughlin 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McKinnon Alexander 1895 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Methane explosion; 1 of 2 killed
McKinnon Daniel 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal; died in hospital
McKinnon Rod #1 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McKinnon Laurence 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
McKinnon Rod #2 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McKinnon Neil 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
McKinnon Hector 1896 Cape Breton County Hub Fall of coal from pillar
McKinnon John 1900 Cape Breton County Caledonia Killed by falling roof stone while driving
McKinnon J. J. 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Electric shock, died 4 days later
McKinnon Mick 1904 Cape Breton County International Fall of stone from roof
McKinnon Rod 1912 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
McKinnon Dan 1937 Inverness Inverness Struck by runaway box
McKinnon Daniel S. 1945 Inverness Inverness No. 3 Fall of stone
McKinnon F. 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Runaway box inflicted injury causing death
McKinnon Lauchlin 1947 Inverness Campbell or No. 4 Fall of roof
McKinnon Murdock 1893 Cape Breton County Gowrie Fall of stone from roof
McLain Hector 1895 Cape Breton County Reserve Fatally injured on head by fall of roof coal
McLain Hector 1896 Cape Breton County Reserve or Gowrie
McLaughlin John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McLean D. 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
McLean Edward 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
McLean Dan S. 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 While connecting wire, shotfirer fired
McLean Henry 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McLean Edward 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
McLean Stephen 1904 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery; Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Fell against pump
McLean Hector 1895 Cape Breton County Gowrie Fell under coal car on surface railroad
McLean Angus 1872 Cape Breton County Gowrie Run over by wagon
McLean Frank 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McLean John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McLean J. 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
McLean Joseph 1873 Cape Breton County International Crushed by train

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