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
McNeil Angus J. 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Cirotto Giovanni 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Yakubaski John 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fractured ankle, infection and shock, died 27 days later
Semenuk Mike 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
McKenzie Hugh A. 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Dickson John 1940 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Vienneau or Veneau John J. 1940 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Caught between box and boom
Hubert William 1940 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Caught between 2 rail cars on surface
Burke James J. 1940 Cumberland Victoria Undetermined
McDonald Saunders 1940 Inverness inverness No. 4 Struck by runaway box
Tipping Royal Preston 1940 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Injuries from collision of empty boxes
Muir David 1941 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Infection caused by a cut at work
Hoegg Hugh Brown 1941 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal from roof
Smillie Thomas 1941 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by a haulage rope
Batten Joseph P. 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Gillis Frank L. 1941 Cumberland Cumberland Railway & Coal Fall of stone
Gordon Henry 1941 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
Hunter Joseph E. 1941 Cumberland Cumberland Railway & Coal Crushed by conveyor belt
MacIntyre Dan 1941 Cape Breton County Princess Undetermined
O'Brien Thomas E. 1941 Cumberland Cumberland Railway & Coal Pulmonary embolism
McNeil Alex H 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Attempted to get on moving train
Cassidy Charles 1941 Pictou County Albion Driver, injured on his job, died after; "died of shock"
Poirier Joseph 1941 Inverness Inverness Crushed between machine amd chock pack
Nodwell Harry A. 1941 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
MacNeil Hugh M. 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck with haulage rope
MacDonald Gus 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Struck by runaway trip
Kuta Leo 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by runaway box
Todd Matther 1941 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or Fall of stone
Rozmarinovich Fred 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Crushed between box and drop
Ross James 1941 Cape Breton County Indian Cove Coal Company Explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Eveleigh G. Hector William 1941 Cape Breton County Indian Cove Coal Company Explosion; 1 of 2 killed
McIntyre Donald 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McLean Henry 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Patten John 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Runaway trip
Boates James 1941 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Whitty Stephen 1941 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Struck by a trip of coal
Doucet J. S. 1941 Inverness Inverness Fall of stone
Phalen Louis 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip; 1 of 2 killed
Kelloway Kenneth 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Struck by box
McDonald Joseph 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Partner Herbert 1942 Pictou County Albion Crushed between boxes
Large William 1942 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
McDonald John A. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 fall of stone
Martin Francis 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Struck by box
Currie John F. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Struck by trip
Pembroke James 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by rake
Skidmore Kenneth 1942 Pictou County Acadia No. 7 (Moss mine) Fall of stone
Gouthro John W. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by trip
Woodland Herbert 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Cann William 1942 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by trip

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