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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Surnamesort descending Given Name(s) Year County Mine Cause
Murray Alexander 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Murray Ivor 1951 Pictou County McBean Fall of stone
Murray Ezra G. 1932 Cumberland Maple Leaf No. 4 Dust and gas explosion; 1 of 5 killed
Murrell Arthur 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Myers William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Nacas Wentzell 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Nairn John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nairn Michael or Malcolm 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nairn James 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Napier James 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Fall of stone
Nash Charles 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nash Henry 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nash John 1881 Pictou County Acadia Devastating methane explosion
Nazoff Castro 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Jammed between box and roof
Neal John 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 2 (Lloyd's Cove) Struck by runaway box
Neal George 1921 Cape Breton County Jubilee, Sydney Mines Fall down shaft
Nearing Alonzo 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Nearing John 1877 Cape Breton County Lingan Explosion of boiler; 1 of 3 killed
Nearing Patrick 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal
Nearing Joseph 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Nearing Joseph 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Neary Andrew 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Fell under moving car
Nelms Hubert 1924 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of coal
Nelson Vernon V. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Nelson William J. 1929 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught between boom and car
Nelson Lester 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Neunann Gottleip 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from rib
Nevat Andrew 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
Neville john 1873 Cape Breton County International Crushed by train
Newcomb William 1911 Pictou County Allan Shaft Killed by a fall of timber
Newman George 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Struck by boom moved by coal scoop
Newman John 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Nichelson Alex 1889 Cape Breton County Victoria
Nicholson Malcolm 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Nicholson Fred 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Nicholson James 1922 Cumberland Minudie #2 Powder ignited by cartridge explosion, died 12 days later; 1 of 2 killed
Nicholson Norman 1904 Cape Breton County Caledonia Broken back, died 11 weeks later
Nicholson J.W. 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 4 (Scotia) Struck by runaway box down main slope; 1 of 3 killed
Nicholson Thomas N. 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2, #1 seam Killed by haulage
Nicholson Phillip 1911 or 1912 Cumberland Joggins Fall of stone
Nicholson Philip 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Rescue work after explosion
Nicholson D.J. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Leg crushed between full box and empty trip, died next day
Nicholson William 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Squeezed between box and pillar
Nicholson John 1881 Pictou County Vale Caught between moving rake & door
Nicholson John 1883 Pictou County Vale Drawbar broke, crash of runaway slope rake
Nicholson Bain 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Nicoloff George 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
Nicseptote Carmian 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of roof
Nodwell Harry A. 1941 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Noiles Roger 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion

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