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
Tabor Fred E. 1938 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
McNeil John D. 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall caused by trip
Shuparski Tony 1938 Pictou County McGregor dropped dead
Lewis Vincent 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Caught between tram and prop
Thistle Silas 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Fraser John 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Drawing chocks out of a gob
Michaelites Joseph 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Run over by trip
Gouthro John J. 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by empty trip
Pordorski or Prodorski Peter 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Matheson George 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by a railway car on surface
Ince William 1938 Pictou County Acadia No. 7 (Moss mine) Caught by fall of rock
McKenzie Dan 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between boxes and died next day
Marsh Thomas 1938 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or Struck by trip
Royal James 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by tub of coal
McGregor Murdock 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Dixon Richard 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
McPhee Malcolm 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
MacDonald William J. 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Rollins John 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Morrison Richard 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Major Joseph 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Brown George 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Smith Thomas B. 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Died in pit from natural causes
Fraser John Clarence 1938 Inverness Port Hood or Henderson Fall of stone
Morrison Joseph 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Brown Daniel 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
McPhee Donald 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
MacDonald William B. 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Francis James 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by cage lever on surface; died 3 days later
Taylor John 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
iafalli Carmen 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
O'Brien J. D. 1939 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal from roof
Karrel James 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Murray Garfield 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of coal
Ross Edward 1939 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of rock, died 4 days later
Beaton Philip 1939 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or No. 1 Caught between 2 cars, died 3 days later
Stephenhardt or Stephenson or Tyopenhart Joseph 1939 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Hit by overhead iron booms, died 3 days later
Hogan James 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Run over by riding rake, died 2 days later
McDonald John 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Harris John 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Jobes John 1939 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
Brown David 1939 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by runaway box
Power Andrew 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
O'Connor Wilmot 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
Harte Simon 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Frampton Rod 1939 Pictou County Allan Shaft Run over by a loaded box
McIsaac Dougald 1939 Inverness Inverness Jammed; died 2 days later
MacInnis or MacInnes John Henry 1940 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of roof coal, died 4 days later
Burke James J. 1940 Cumberland Victoria Undetermined

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