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
Steele Thomas 1887 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Fall of roof stone
Kelly Thomas 1984 Cape Breton County Lingan Heart Attack
Pickerton Thomas 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Dwyer Thomas 1924 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of coal
Roy Thomas 1912 Pictou County Acadia Runaway box on the jib
Campbell Thomas 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Young Thomas 1870 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of coal
Durham Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Favier Thomas 1911 Pictou County Acadia Crushed between rib and full box
Browner Thomas 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Mine machinery
Smillie Thomas 1941 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by a haulage rope
Davis Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Morrison Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Zusic or Zusie Thomas 1933 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Blackwood Thomas 1914 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide after devastating explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Lyons Thomas 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Guthro Thomas 1887 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of frozen clay; 1 of 2 killed
Connors Thomas 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Ryan Thomas 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Jones Thomas 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
Gaskill Thomas 1924 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
McLeod Thomas 1867 Cape Breton County Lingan Fall of stone
Gabriel Thomas 1949 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump
Wilson Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Corkin Thomas A. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Smith Thomas B. 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Died in pit from natural causes
Porter Thomas D. 1945 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by rake
O'Brien Thomas E. 1941 Cumberland Cumberland Railway & Coal Pulmonary embolism
Pearson Thomas Edgar 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Leg broken by trip, died 5 days later in hospital
Hines Thomas J. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Adderly Thomas Jr 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Strang Thomas L. 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Donkey runner; caught in rope on drum
Nicholson Thomas N. 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2, #1 seam Killed by haulage
LeBlanc Tillman 1909 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Haulage rope injury
Howatt Timothy 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
Fahey Timothy 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Moro Tino 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of coal
Shuparski Tony 1938 Pictou County McGregor dropped dead
Jahn Trevor Martin 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Salcon Trifon 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Luddington Truman 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
MacLeod unknown 1905 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone from shaft wall being excavated as they were sinking the shaft
McCarney unknown 1866 Pictou County Above ground, at Acadia wharf Fell and struck his head
Russell unknown 1858 Pictou County Cage pit Carbon monoxide after methane explosion 1of 2 killed
Sedlak Valent 1960 Pictou County McBean Conflict with underground haulage
McLeod Varley 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Califf Velco 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
MacPhee Vernon Michael 1967 Cape Breton County Four Star Machinery: Caught in capstan
Nelson Vernon V. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone

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