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)sort descending Year County Mine Cause
Porter Sterling 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Melnick Steve 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Podenski Steve 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Boutilier Sydney 1934 Cape Breton County Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. on Lease 3 Explosion at Crop pit
Laderie Sylvia 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
O'Toole Terrance 1943 Cape Breton County Franklin Crushed between box and timber
McLeod Thomas 1867 Cape Breton County Lingan Fall of stone
Marsh Thomas 1938 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or Struck by trip
Shaw Thomas 1958 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Morrison Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Browner Thomas 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Mine machinery
Marshall Thomas 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Young Thomas 1870 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of coal
Baker Thomas 1900 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Derailed rake
Lyons Thomas 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Smillie Thomas 1941 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by a haulage rope
Rogers Thomas 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Boutilier Thomas 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
Zusic or Zusie Thomas 1933 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Ross Thomas 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Hallet Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Penny Thomas 1948 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 4 slope Fall of stone
Wilson Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Kipping Thomas 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between empty trip
Johnstone Thomas 1899 Cape Breton County Caledonia Afterdamp from methane explosion; 1 of 11 killed
Jones Thomas 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
Barclay Thomas 1932 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of coal
Dean Thomas 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Roy Thomas 1912 Pictou County Acadia Runaway box on the jib
McDonald Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Pickerton Thomas 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Jennings Thomas 1915 Cumberland Joggins Fall of stone
Carpenter Thomas 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
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
Howie Thomas 1964 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage
Dean Thomas 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Fell under full trip
Tower Thomas 1885 Cumberland Syndicate burned by explosion of powder; 1 of 3 killed
McPhee Thomas 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between box and roof, died a few hours later
Ryan Thomas 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Mackie Thomas 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Cassey Thomas 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Young Thomas 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Struck by runaway box
Hawes Thomas 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone in pillar
Hamilton Thomas 1931 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Yacick Thomas 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal, head and back hurt, accidental death
Campbell Thomas 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Kelly Thomas 1984 Cape Breton County Lingan Heart Attack
Gabriel Thomas 1949 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump
Prendergast Thomas 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 End blew out of aftercooler

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