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
MacDougall Hugh G. or Hugh C. 1934 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of coal
McDonald Ronald H. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12, Surface Fell while working on bankhead machinery
MacArthur John F. 1934 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Head crushed between boxes
McDonald Daniel O. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Wilson Henry J. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck on head by stone
Hines Thomas J. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Lamb Herbert 1934 Pictou County Allan Shaft Power House Collided with turbine in power house
Balzoni Pietro 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Lamb Herbert 1934 Pictou County Allan Shaft Collided with turbine in power house
McPhee George 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by full trip
Durdle Neslon 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Riding on trip which left the road
Tomshaniski Samuel 1934 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone or coal from the roof
Russell James 1934 Cape Breton County Princess Heart failure
Gallop Abe 1934 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Napier James 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Fall of stone
Stewart James 1934 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Struck by coal boxes
Jessoe Alexander 1934 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Fall of stone
Clark Edward 1934 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Struck by trip
Hasey Angus 1934 Pictou County Allan Shaft Power House Caught in stoke driver shaft
Vokey William 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Loose coal from face
Martin Isadore 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McLeod Dan 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Bannon Henry 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
Boutilier Sydney 1934 Cape Breton County Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. on Lease 3 Explosion at Crop pit
Scott Leslie 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Loose coal from rib
Stewart Walter 1935 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Fall of stone
Miller Edward 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Carter Ralston 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by full car on back slope
Martin John 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Fowler Orrin L. 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal at 7100-foot level
Hennessy Abraham 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
Lawless Marcel 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Found on haulage
Brian or Bryan Joseph 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Motor exploded on back slope
McDonald Angus V. 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
McWhirter George 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Wilson George 1935 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Fall of coal
Beaton Alexander 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed; asphixiation by carbon monoxide
Clark Richard 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
Fleming Ross 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
Lawrence James 1935 Pictou County Albion From injuries received a few months before
McNeil John H. 1935 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Taylor John S. 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by trip
Doyle Edward 1935 Pictou County Albion Fall of rock
MacEachern John 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed; asphixiation by carbon monoxide
MacEachern James 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed; asphixiation by carbon monoxide
Bortniak Egnate 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
Campbell Joseph 1936 Pictou County McGregor Overrun by a full trip of coal on slope
Hickey John 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Corbett Angus 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Caught in conveyor belt
Stewart John 1936 Cape Breton County Colonial Struck by runaway trip

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