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
Davidson Adam 1908 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fell into chute
Davidson John 1895 Cape Breton County Hub Fell from stage down shaft; 1 of 2 killed
Davidonkow Pichon 1923 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump caused fall of stone in room/bord
Dash Julian 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed by boxes
Darroch or Darrah Andrew 1898 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Rock fall
Dalling James 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Dalling Timothy 1927 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed by riding on coal trip which derailed
Dakens James A. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Daken or Dakin Gilbert 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
D'Orsay John 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Overwind man-shaft cage; 1of 2 killed
Czanoli or Czalonic John 1931 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Cyr William 1920 Pictou County Drummond No. 5 (Intercolonial No. 5) Run over by an empty box
Cyr Joseph 1937 Pictou County Drummond No. 5 (Intercolonial No. 5) Fall of coal
Curry Charles 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Curry John 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Curry Michael 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Curry Michael 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Curry Duncan 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Currie Michael 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Currie Angus 1868 Cape Breton County Gowrie Fall of coal
Currie John F. 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Struck by trip
Curran John 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face of room
Cunningham William M. 1897 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of rock on mail level
Cunningham Robert 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Cummings James 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Caught between cars and rib
Cummings Hector 1874 Pictou County Vale Crash of runaway rake on main slope
Cummings Daniel 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Cummings John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Cullen John Sr. 1934 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Crummey or Crominey Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Crummey Joseph 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 On bankhead, Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Crowly Eli 1898 Cape Breton County Bridgeport Fall of roof stone
Crowe Hance 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Crosson or Crossin Harry 1950 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Cronius Stephen 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Fall of roof
Crocker Frederick 1884 Cumberland Springhill Crushed between water box and timber
Crawford John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Crawford Edward 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Crawford john 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Crawford Clinton 1887 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of frozen clay; 1 of 2 killed
Crawford Patrick 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fell under fuel box
Crain John 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 3 Fall of stone
Cowans Daniel A. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck head on boom
Coulier Alfred 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Hit by a runaway box
Cottenden William J. 1953 Cumberland Springhill (Cumberland Railway & Coal) Electricity, on surface
Costigan Richard 1892 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Struck by timber lowered down slope
Cossman Isadore 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Cormier John 1907 Cumberland Chignecto Caught between car and bankhead
Corkum Clyde 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Corkin Thomas A. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone

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