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 ascending Year County Mine Cause
Shannon George "Happy" 1921 Cumberland Joggins Electrocuted by shock from cable on pavement
Matheson George 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by a railway car on surface
Butt George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Newman George 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Struck by boom moved by coal scoop
Nicoloff George 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
Chapman George 1897 Cumberland Springhill Surface Cause not recorded
Canning George 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Redpath George 1858 Pictou County Cage pit Methane explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Young George 1927 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Fall of stone
Kitely George 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Walker George 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Sawyer George 1908 or 1909 Cumberland Joggins Suffocated by smoke
Wilson George 1935 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Fall of coal
Burns George 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 5 (Queen) Full box ran over him on main level
Mootery George 1904 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by runaway boxes
Raus George 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Iinjured by runaway box, died next day
Head George 1955 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Thistle George 1901 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by runaway wagon from pit bottom
Martin George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Seldon George 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone from roof in room
Taylor George 1914 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Boiler explosion in surface plant; 1 of 7 killed
McWhirter George 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Turner George 1886 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of top coal
Welch George 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Briggs George 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Bump (more than 2 miles offshore); 1 of 4 killed
Mouland George 1956 Cape Breton County Florence Fall
Roman George 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by box
Smith George 1923 Cumberland Springhill Surface Cause not recorded
Ballantyne George 1915 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by a trip of coal
Delaney George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
May George 1887 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fatally hurt
Domokosch George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Evans George 1899 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of coal from face of room
Wheelicker George 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall from roof
Wood George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Hale George 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Bowran George 1923 Pictou County Albion Caught and crushed by screening machinery
Ridgeway George 1915 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of stone
Beaton George 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Fraser George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Neal George 1921 Cape Breton County Jubilee, Sydney Mines Fall down shaft
Carey George 1947 Cape Breton County Florence Bankhead (surface)
Bond George 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McPhee George 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by full trip
Long George 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Scalded by boiler explosion, died 9 days later 1 of 3 killed
Hopkins George 1892 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Fall of coal from working face
Bryne George 1923 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed between rail cars on surface
Munroe George 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Edwards George 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone from oof
Stewart George 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion

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