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) Year County Minesort ascending Cause
Steele John J. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Coady Peter 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip near surface on main slope
Nearing Alonzo 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McNeil Charles 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by empty runaway train
McNeil Dan C. 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
McDonald Daniel O. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Layton William 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Injured while riding trip
Pordorski or Prodorski Peter 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by trip
Mitetski Woosyl 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
Crummey or Crominey Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Kleizer Paul 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Murphy Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Lee Charles 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of coal
McAskill Malcolm 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
McNeil Neil 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Burned by electricity
Rushton Nelson W. 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Lawless Marcel 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Found on haulage
Treige John 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Struck by level trip
Dean Thomas 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Patten John 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Runaway trip
Turner David 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Squeezed between rib and box
Smith Josiah 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Runaway mine car
Clarke John 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Conn Leo 1932 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Angelo Michael 1932 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Lewis Vincent 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Caught between tram and prop
Murrell Arthur 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
McDonald David 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Struck by trip
McDonald Kenneth 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Crushed between box and pillar
Harris John 1939 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Peters William 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Killed by main drive-chain on bank, on surface
Walker George 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Brathwaite Cyril 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Edwards George 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone from oof
McMullin Justin 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Run over by trip
Farrell Gregor 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Haulage
O'Connor John 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone at longwall face
McPherson Moses 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Martin John 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Bert Alphonse 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone from roof
Lebonis Andre 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Donnelly Robert 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Nicholson William 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Squeezed between box and pillar
McMahon Joseph 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Perry Moses 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McWhirter George 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Walker James 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McKenzie Hugh A. 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McSorley Anthony 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Caught by rope and drawn behind drum
Gardner Michael A. 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of roof

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