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
McDonald Colin 1936 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by runaway box
Caporallo Alex 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by trip
Campbell Joseph 1936 Pictou County McGregor Overrun by a full trip of coal on slope
Bradbury Isaac 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2, Surface Fell in pickling tank on surface
Lee Patrick 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Caught between box and prop
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
Dow Lawrence 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall off roof
Snow Albert Joseph 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Run over by trip
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
McIsaac Daniel A. or Danile 1936 Inverness Port Hood Killed by file shot
Matlock John 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Maine or Main Donald A. or Douglas 1937 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Crushed by stone or wood on longwall
Weatherbee Albert 1937 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Caught between rake and door
MacLean Alex 1937 Pictou County Acadia No. 7 (Moss mine) Fall of coal
Ralph John 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
MacDonald Allan 1937 Pictou County Allan Shaft Buried beneath fall of stone
McMahon Joseph 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Eveley Walter 1937 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Burgoyne Nelson 1937 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Patey Robert 1937 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Moss Samuel 1937 Pictou County Acadia No. 7 (Moss mine) Crushed under full trip he was riding; died 3 days later
Hall William 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 5 Run over by full box
Cyr Joseph 1937 Pictou County Drummond No. 5 (Intercolonial No. 5) Fall of coal
Vine Charles 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
Head Walter 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Crushed between box and chock
Walker James 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McNeil Peter 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Paul George 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of coal
McDonald David 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Struck by trip
McKinnon Dan 1937 Inverness Inverness Struck by runaway box
Doucett Patrick 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Hit by trip
Clarke Herbert 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McDonald William 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by trip
Layton William 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Injured while riding trip
McLean John 1937 Inverness Inverness Struck by trip or rope
Sedosky Stephen 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by box
Fry Stanley G. 1937 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
Lutes Morton M. or Norton 1937 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Trapper, Struck by trip at 8300-ft trap door
Peretta Silvio 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of coal
Budd Walter R. 1937 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Wilkie William 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Campbell Thomas 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Tabor Fred E. 1938 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Luffman William 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Shuparski Tony 1938 Pictou County McGregor dropped dead
MacLeod Melvin 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Campbell John 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Conway David 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Run over by a shunting engine on surface

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