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
McDonald Dan 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Doolan James 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck by runaway box
Francis Arthur J. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone
Snellgrove James 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Painter; injured by ventilating fan
Beaton George 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Fagon Edward 1930 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Fall of roof; 1 of 2 killed
Moro Tino 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of coal
Morse Harry 1930 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Fall of roof; 1 of 2 killed
Chiasson Joseph R. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Fortune Joseph R. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Donkey runner; caught in drum of engine
Lynk Neil 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by stone
Cowans Daniel A. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck head on boom
Ferguson Donald J. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Snow William 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck head on roof when box jumped track
Brine Philip 1930 Cumberland Victoria No. 2 Gas explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Burke William 1930 Cumberland Victoria No. 2 Gas explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Fowler Simon J. 1930 Cumberland Victoria No. 2 Gas explosion; 1 of 7 killed
MacRae John Duncan 1930 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of Stone
Kralicek or Krawlick Emil or Emile 1930 Cumberland Victoria No. 2 Gas explosion; 1 of 7 killed
McGrath Clarence 1930 Cumberland Victoria No. 2 Gas explosion; 1 of 7 killed
White Wilfred 1930 Cumberland Victoria No. 2 Gas explosion; 1 of 7 killed
White William 1930 Cumberland Victoria No. 2 Gas explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Ferguson Henry 1930 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by an empty trip
Baudoux John maybe George 1930 Pictou County Albion (Purvis slope) Riding an empty trip that derailed; killed by falling timbers and stone
McCumiskey Owen 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Whidden Charles 1931 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Vance Alexander 1931 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Squeezed between two boxes
Jobes James D. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by box
Czanoli or Czalonic John 1931 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Burkhart Amos 1931 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of coal
Bozeman John 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
MacKay Martin 1931 Pictou County Allan Shaft Heart attack in act of getting on riding rake
Orell Joseph 1931 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Auld Angus 1931 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of stone
MacDonald Vincent 1931 Cape Breton County Florence Struck by coal from a shot
Donovan Edward 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
Haley John V. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between car and timber
McCallum William 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Went over surface dump with car
McKenzie John H. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Run over by trip
Jones Thomas 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
Cooper Arthur 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2, Surface Run over by car in colliery yard
Rector Samuel D. 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
Ross Frank 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Quinn George W. 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
Gerard Daniel 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Engine and bed raised by jerk; he fell underneath
Stevens Charles L. 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
Brathwaite Cyril 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
McNeil Dan C. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
LeBlanc Joseph Adolph 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
McDonald James R. 1931 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of coal

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