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
McLean Stephen 1904 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery; Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Fell against pump
McLean Henry 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McLean Wilmont 1959 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
McLean Dan 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fell under engine
McLeise Bertram 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McLellan A. 1870 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Run over by loconotive
McLellan Andrew 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McLellan James 1884 Pictou County Albion Struck by a rake
McLellan Angus 1906 Inverness Broad Cove Killed by runaway box on main slope
McLellan John A. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McLellan William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McLellan Joseph 1900 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Roof stone fell on him while driving
McLellan Donald 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
McLellan James 1897 Cape Breton County Victoria Fall of coal from pillar
McLellan Ben 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McLennan J. A. 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Caught by cage
McLennan Philip 1896 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of roof coal while loading
McLeod Archie 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
McLeod Henry 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McLeod Murdock 1886 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Fall of roof
McLeod John 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McLeod D.H. 1913 Inverness Inverness Struck by fall of frozen briquettes
McLeod Oliver 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McLeod William 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
McLeod John 1904 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by motor
McLeod Rory 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McLeod Malcolm 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Fall of stone and till
McLeod Dan 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McLeod Angus 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between motor and prop
McLeod John 1902 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of coal from pillar
McLeod Daniel 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by runaway box
McLeod William 1896 Cape Breton County Victoria Killed by coal fall while removing coal leg
McLeod Neil 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McLeod Norman 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McLeod Thomas 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal and stone
McLeod Clarence 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Thomas 1867 Cape Breton County Lingan Fall of stone
McLeod Varley 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Alex 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Run over by trip
McLeod Robert 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Charles 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Edward 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Frank 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
McLeod Henry 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
McLutchy William 1890 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of stone from roof, died 5 weeks later
McMahon Joseph 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McMaster D. 1908 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of coal
McMasters Earl J. 1969 Cumberland Springhill, Syndicate Mine or Springhill No. 1 Struck by empty trip
McMillan John 1903 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Jammed between roof and box
McMillan J. W. 1901 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of coal and stone

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