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 descending Cause
Fraser Preston 1913 Pictou County Vale Fall of coal
Haley or Hanley Angus 1887 Pictou County Vale Run over by boxes on main slope
Hyde William 1887 Pictou County Vale Caught beneath a roof fall while timbering; 1 of 2 killed
Connolly C. 1880 Pictou County Vale Burned by gas ignited by his open-flame lamp
Foley Pat 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Nicholson John 1881 Pictou County Vale Caught between moving rake & door
MacDonald Daniel 1873 Pictou County Vale Crushed by coal tubs
Nicholson John 1883 Pictou County Vale Drawbar broke, crash of runaway slope rake
Fosse Jean Baptiste 1876 Pictou County Vale Fall of coal
McEachran or MacEachern James 1883 Pictou County Vale Drawbar broke, crash of runaway slope rake
Grant John 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Hendricken William 1873 Pictou County Vale Crushed by coal tubs
McBeth or MacBeath Phillip 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Boquet Berry 1892 Pictou County Vale Fall of coal from working face
Grant Dougald 1899 Pictou County Vale Methane explosion by naked light
Spoors Mat 1887 Pictou County Vale Caught beneath a roof fall while timbering; 1 of 2 killed
MacDonald F. 1902 Pictou County Vale Powder explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Taylor John 1873 Pictou County Vale Fall with tub in slope
Campbell Colin 1883 Pictou County Vale Drawbar broke, crash of runaway slope rake
Christopher George 1879 Pictou County Vale Rope broke while on loaded tubs
McNeil Dan 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Hannaham or Hanrahan William 1883 Pictou County Vale Drawbar broke, crash of runaway slope rake
McKinnon Neil 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Campbell John A. 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
McNulty C. 1902 Pictou County Vale Powder explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Ryan Thomas 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
MacDougald Frank 1890 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Fell in front of a full trip while riding up slope
Cantfill Arthur 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Crushed by a runaway box down balance, died 2 days later
Laffin Ambrose 1889 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Killed by loose coal by face of junk while at work in his room
Bell Larry Arthur 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
House Randolph Brian 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Benoit Bennie Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Johnson Eugene William 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Martin Glenn David 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Dewan Ferris Todd 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Gillis Myles Daniel 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Lilley Stephen Paul 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Dollimont Adonis Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
McIsaac Eric Earl 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
MacNeil Angus Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Doyle Robert Steven 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Halloran John Philip 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Bates John Thomas 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Munroe George 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Drolet Remi Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Fraser Charles Robert 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Jahn Trevor Martin 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
McCallum Harry Alliston 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Poplar Danny 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Conway Wayne Michael 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion

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