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 ascending Given Name(s) Year County Mine Cause
Fitzner John 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Fitzgerald Laurence 1905 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof
Fisher Henry 1903 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of coal
Fisher Lester 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Finlayson John 1894 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of coal, died 15 days later
Finlayson Charles 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by trip
Finlayson Daniel 1971 Cape Breton County Princess Wash Plant, Surface Running cars at plant,got jammed between couplings of a full car and empty car
Finlay Bart 1902 Cape Breton County Harbour Seam Fall of stone from roof
Finlay Daniel 1903 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Hit by a rake on the hoisting slope
Findlayson Daniel 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Findlay Hugh 1907 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed on main slope by runaway box
Fife Hiram 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Ferrymand Edward 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 5 (Queen) Fall of stone
Fergusson John 1887 Cape Breton County Gowrie Fall of roof coal
Ferguson Ronald 1894 Cape Breton County Caledonia Explosion of dynamite while heating it
Ferguson Robenich 1903 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery; Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Fall of stone
Ferguson John R. 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Kicked by a horse
Ferguson Charles 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Ferguson Robert 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Ferguson Allen 1896 Cape Breton County Caledonia Struck by part of junk while loading
Ferguson James 1897 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 slope Fall of roof while opening No. 1 slope
Ferguson David 1877 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Run over by counter balance
Ferguson William 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Draegerman; carbon monoxide post explosion
Ferguson A.T. 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by a box
Ferguson Archie F. 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Methane explosion and coal dust; 1 of 8 killed
Ferguson Henry 1930 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by an empty trip
Ferguson Donald J. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Feltmate Roy Edward 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Feit Frank 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Fall of stone
Fedora Joseph 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Fear John L. 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 5 killed
Favier Thomas 1911 Pictou County Acadia Crushed between rib and full box
Farrell Sam 1912 Cape Breton County Scotia Fall of stone; died with another family member
Farrell Lawrence 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Farrell Sebastien 1912 Cape Breton County Scotia Fall of stone; died with another family member
Farrell Gregor 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Haulage
Fanning Willard 1943 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal from face
Fahey Timothy 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Fagon Edward 1930 Cumberland Springhill No. 6 Fall of roof; 1 of 2 killed
Eveley Walter 1937 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Eveleigh G. Hector William 1941 Cape Breton County Indian Cove Coal Company Explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Evans George 1899 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of coal from face of room
Erunio Parristto 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Ernest Roger 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Enion Benjamin 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 3 (Florence) Fall of coal from face
Emery John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Embree Harold 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Embree Harry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Eloi Alexander 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Ellis John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion

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