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
Boutilier Fred 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Lyons Thomas 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Davidson Robert 1949 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Miller Charles 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Rose John 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
Edwards James 1950 Cape Breton County Florence Haulage
McIntyre Adrian 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Haulage
Cathcart Gordon 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Doboi Andrew 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
MacDonald Harry 1950 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
Moss Laurie A. 1950 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Gardiner Richard 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Crosson or Crossin Harry 1950 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Farrell Gregor 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Haulage
McDonald John 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal
Conway James 1950 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Califf Velco 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Dudka Andrew 1950 Pictou County McGregor Struck by a haulage rope
Hamilton William 1950 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Gibbons Peter 1950 Cumberland Bayview No.8 or No. 7 Killed by haulage, lived 1 day
Murray Ivor 1951 Pictou County McBean Fall of stone
Allen Arthur J. 1951 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
MacMillan Angus R. 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Wadden Freeman 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Clarke Edward 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
MacDonald John T. 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall in shaft
Balog Gustav 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Marsh Francis 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Raggar Max 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
MacIsaac John A. 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18A Haulage
Morgan Delbert 1951 Pictou County McGregor Killed by fall of coal or stone from rib
Melanson Frank 1951 Cumberland Cochran
Terris William R. 1952 Pictou County McGregor Killed by haulage
Wright James 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Russell David 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Arthrell Edward 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
MacCallum Edward 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
McNutt Robert 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Brennan James P. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 2 killed
Davis Andrew 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump; 1 of 2 killed
Sample Winton 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Goode Allen H. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Nearing Joseph 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Canning William G. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Found dead in mine
Hachey Archibald J. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Killed by haulage
Nelson Vernon V. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Campbell Samuel Sr. 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Skelton or Skilton Hollis T. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Nicholson Bain 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Carpenter Thomas 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed

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