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
Lamb Herbert 1934 Pictou County Allan Shaft Power House Collided with turbine in power house
Martin Isadore 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Lamb Herbert 1934 Pictou County Allan Shaft Collided with turbine in power house
McLeod Dan 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Bannon Henry 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
Brown Murdock 1934 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Struck on head when taking coal to chute
Fraser Angus 1934 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Struck by a rake on the slope
Boutilier Sydney 1934 Cape Breton County Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. on Lease 3 Explosion at Crop pit
Tomshaniski Samuel 1934 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone or coal from the roof
Hasey Angus 1934 Pictou County Allan Shaft Power House Caught in stoke driver shaft
MacNeil Malcolm P. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
MacDougall Peter 1934 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Gas explosion
McIntosh John 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
MacDougall Hugh G. or Hugh C. 1934 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of coal
Morrison Daniel J. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by a man-rake
Boone Adrian 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Found dead on haulageway
Wheelicker George 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall from roof
Brown Walter 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by a runaway trip
Kutzyk Matthew 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
McDonald Ronald H. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12, Surface Fell while working on bankhead machinery
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
Balzoni Pietro 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Carter Ralston 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by full car on back slope
Fowler Orrin L. 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal at 7100-foot level
Brian or Bryan Joseph 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Motor exploded on back slope
Beaton Alexander 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed; asphixiation by carbon monoxide
Wilson George 1935 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Fall of coal
Taylor John S. 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by trip
Lawrence James 1935 Pictou County Albion From injuries received a few months before
Scott Leslie 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Loose coal from rib
Miller Edward 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Martin John 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Lawless Marcel 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Found on haulage
McDonald Angus V. 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Clark Richard 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
McWhirter George 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McNeil John H. 1935 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Bortniak Egnate 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
MacEachern John 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed; asphixiation by carbon monoxide
Fleming Ross 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
MacEachern James 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed; asphixiation by carbon monoxide
Hennessy Abraham 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
Doyle Edward 1935 Pictou County Albion Fall of rock
Stewart Walter 1935 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Fall of stone
Pearson Thomas Edgar 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Leg broken by trip, died 5 days later in hospital
Steele James 1936 Cape Breton County North Sydney Pier Falling into pocket
Campbell Joseph 1936 Pictou County McGregor Overrun by a full trip of coal on slope
McIsaac Daniel A. or Danile 1936 Inverness Port Hood Killed by file shot

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