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 County Minesort ascending Cause
Forris Stephen 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Paul George 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of coal
White Clarence 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
McDonald Donald 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Hall Edward 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Killed by trip
Thistle Silas 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Dewan James 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
Cathcart Lionel 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage, surface
Doucett Patrick 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Hit by trip
McDonald John 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Boone John 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip; 1 of 2 killed
Whalen Emmanuel 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Tally boy; Crushed between box and loader (likely on surface)
Gillis Henry 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Crushed between trip and rubbing rail
Oliver William 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
Ransome James H. 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Roach John 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Rockett Fred 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Fitzner John 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Kavanaugh Michael 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Overcome by gas
Phalen Louis 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip; 1 of 2 killed
MacDonald John Robert 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Crawford Patrick 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fell under fuel box
Campbell John 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Trip of boxes
Chiasson Leo 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by a trip
Jeffrey Leonard 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Explosives
MacLeod William 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Bannon Henry 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
McDonald Joseph 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Holm William 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Aucoin William Joseph 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of roof
Jones Charles 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone, died 6-7 weeks later
Wilson Henry J. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck on head by stone
Walczak Wallace 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Milo Louis 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Killed by runaway box
Cameron Angus 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Campbell Joseph 1961 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Mechanical
Boutilier John 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone caused by runaway boxes
Balzoni Pietro 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Young Walter 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
MacMillan Angus R. 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
MacNeil Charles 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Hamilton James 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Shot blew through on slant containing water, partly driven between main slope, drowned; 1 of 2 killed
McDonald Mark 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of roof
Kendell William 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McIsaac Angus 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Pearson Thomas Edgar 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Leg broken by trip, died 5 days later in hospital
Matlock John 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
MacKinnon Dan 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
McDonald Dan 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Cavasotte Fernando 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of coal

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