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) Year Countysort descending Mine Cause
Hoegg Hugh Brown 1941 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal from roof
Jenson or Jamieson Alex 1914 Pictou County Albion Run over by a box
Keith Fred 1919 Pictou County Allan Shaft Overcome by gas, likely methane
LeBlanc Alex 1927 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed: 2 runaway boxes hit box he was lifting
Lowe William 1839 Pictou County Storr pit Methane explosion; 1 of 2 killed
MacDonald James D. 1912 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of top coal at face of bord
MacKenzie Daniel 1861 Pictou County Bye pit Methane explosion
MacLean John 1902 Pictou County Albion Jammed between rail cars on surface
Manning Harold 1916 Pictou County Milford Thrown off trip that derailed and ran over him
McDonald John #2 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McGillivray Hugh 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McLaughlin John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McNulty C. 1902 Pictou County Vale Powder explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Morrison James 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Murray Ivor 1951 Pictou County McBean Fall of stone
Paris Norman 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Purvis Alexander Jr. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Roberts Edward Sr. 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Ryan Thomas 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Skidmore Kenneth 1942 Pictou County Acadia No. 7 (Moss mine) Fall of stone
Stewart D. McFarlane 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Taylor George 1914 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Boiler explosion in surface plant; 1 of 7 killed
Walsh John D. 1924 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide suffocation after explosion; 1 of 4 killed
Works Howard 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Shuparski Tony 1938 Pictou County McGregor dropped dead
Auld Angus 1931 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of stone
Bell Larry Arthur 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Bosman or Bossman Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Burns Edward 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Campbell Joseph 1936 Pictou County McGregor Overrun by a full trip of coal on slope
Clarke Robert 1907 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed at fire doors by a full trip being pulled through the bank head by an over-wind
Coulier Alfred 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Hit by a runaway box
Davidson Robert 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Dunbar John 1904 Pictou County Albion Run over by a rake
Finlay Daniel 1903 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Hit by a rake on the hoisting slope
Fraser James W. 1880 Pictou County Foord pit influx of water; 1 of 6 killed
Gaskill Thomas 1924 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Guy Abraham 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Hanuse Cammile 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Holland Guthrie 1878 Pictou County Foord pit Fall of roof stone
Jewell Charles 1920 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Kennedy Dan 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Lennon James 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Luddington Truman 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
MacDonald John 1915 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by a trip of coal
MacKenzie Hector 1867 Pictou County Montreal & Pictou Fall of stone
MacLean John J. 1929 Pictou County Allan Shaft Electrocuted, fell onto live cable in pump room
Maquire Bernard 1914 Pictou County Vale Struck by an empty trip that derailed
McDonald Hugh 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McGillivray Angus 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion

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