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
McMullen Bernard 1904 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery; Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Killed by a trip
McMullen Kenneth 1871 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Explosion of powder or fall of coal
McMullin Andrew 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 13 Fall of stone at face
McMullin Roderick 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McMullin Justin 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Run over by trip
McMullin Lauchlin 1936 Cape Breton County Princess Fell off trip and under box
McMullin Michael 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McMullin Joseph 1905 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face
McMullin John William 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
McMullin John 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
McMullin James 1943 Cape Breton County Tomson Injured while replacing derailed box
McNamara William 1877 Cape Breton County Lingan Explosion of boiler; 1 of 3 killed
McNaughton John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McNeal David 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McNeal John Jr. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McNeil Peter A. 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Runaway trip
McNeil Stephen 1904 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of roof coal
McNeil Michael 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McNeil Lauchlin 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
McNeil John 1887 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of coal from pillar
McNeil Dan H. 1912 Cumberland Scotia Fall of stone; also recorded as a casualty - not dead
McNeil Neil S. 1911 Inverness Inverness Run over by balance cage, died 3 hours later
McNeil John D. 1904 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Methane explosion
McNeil John H. 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
McNeil John M. 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal at face
McNeil John 1927 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Crushed by full boxes of coal
McNeil Charles 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by empty runaway train
McNeil Dan 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
McNeil John D. 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall caused by trip
McNeil John H. 1935 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
McNeil Michael A. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal and stone
McNeil Neil 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Burned by electricity
McNeil John P. 1906 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Killed by runaway box grab slipping off rope
McNeil John F. or John P. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNeil John A. 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
McNeil Joshua 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNeil Stephen 1904 Cape Breton County Caledonia Killed by fall of roof coal
McNeil Fred 1898 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of loose coal
McNeil Neil S. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNeil Rod C. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McNeil Anthony 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between box and prop, died next day
McNeil Roderick X. 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face of room
McNeil Henry 1876 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 cause not recorded
McNeil Angus J. 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
McNeil Dan R. 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of roof
McNeil Roderick 1878 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Methane explosion; 1 of 6 killed
McNeil Dan C. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
McNeil James 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Fall of stone
McNeil Arthur 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone
McNeil John A. 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Run over by loaded box

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