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
Foley Thomas 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Stevenson James 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Lewis John F. 1943 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Crushed between trip and air line
Chipman Albert 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Newman George 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Struck by boom moved by coal scoop
Rushton William A. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal
MacLeod Duncan 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Caldwell Charles J. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Bump
Saltys Joseph 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Strick by flying timber from tram
Chapman Neil D. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Crushed under trip
Roman George 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by box
Corkin Thomas A. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Mason Arthur 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Struck by trap door dislodged by trip
Jacob or Jacobs Louis L. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
McInnis Hugh 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Crushed between derailed box and timber
MacKay Daniel L. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Bump
Dewan James 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
Forrest William 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Oliver William 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
McLeod Thomas 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal and stone
Hart Thomas 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Doucette Medric 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Cherpack John 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
MacKay Earl 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Parsons James 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Runaway trip; 1 of 3 killed
Saunders Fred 1944 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 2 Scott slope Fall of coal
Porter Melburn Parker 1944 Cumberland Standard (Sweetcake) or Strathcona No.2 Fall of stone
Coulier Alfred 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Hit by a runaway box
Munro Charles 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed by full box of coal
Porter Thomas D. 1945 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by rake
McKinnon Daniel S. 1945 Inverness Inverness No. 3 Fall of stone
McDonald Allan 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McMullin Roderick 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Treige John 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Struck by level trip
Halliday Charles 1945 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by rake
McIntyre Rod 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Seward Peter 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
McDougall Daniel R. 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall from bankhead (surface)
Flemming James E. 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone
McMullin John William 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
Luscombe Edmund Clarence 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught between box and timber
Nicoloff George 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
Caverzan Gaetano 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
MacKinnon Angus 1945 Inverness Inverness No. 3 Fall of stone
Browner Thomas 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Mine machinery
Fraser Hugh 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Nutter Roy 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Haulage
Salcon Trifon 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
O'Neil Dan J. 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Bump (more than 2 miles offshore); 1 of 4 killed
Griffiths Wallace 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Bump (more than 2 miles offshore); 1 of 4 killed

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