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 Countysort ascending Mine Cause
Kane Roy 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Deveaux Joseph 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Lamey Joseph 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone
McInnis Hugh 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Crushed between derailed box and timber
McDougall Daniel R. 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall from bankhead (surface)
White Clarence 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Morgan George 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
McIntyre Adrian 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Haulage
McDonald Donald 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Gower Frederick 1953 Cape Breton County Beaver Fall of stone
Lynk Fred 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Farrell Lawrence 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Gas asphixiation; 1 of 2 killed
Curry Duncan 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone
Roach David 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Haulage
Duder Edward 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall in sump
MacNeil John A. 1963 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
Stewart Donald Sr. 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage:Hit by a full trip
Andrews Stanley 1968 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Natural Causes
Finlayson Daniel 1971 Cape Breton County Princess Wash Plant, Surface Running cars at plant,got jammed between couplings of a full car and empty car
Mills Wayne 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Power Lewis 1985 Cape Breton County Lingan Crushed
Campbell Patrick 1867 Cape Breton County Lingan Explosion of methane
Livingstone Joseph 1876 Cape Breton County Victoria Fall of coal
MacDougall Anthony 1872 Cape Breton County Lorway Crushed by cage
Stubbert Foreman 1884 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of coal
Cann John 1891 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Killed by cage when descending pit
Martin John 1894 Cape Breton County Reserve Piece of coal from roof
Hilliar Joseph 1898 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of coal from face of room
Gillis John D. 1899 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fell out of cage when descending shaft
Leonard Alfred 1900 Cape Breton County International Killed getting in cage at pit bottom
Morrison Alexander 1902 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of coal from pillar
Bennett Elijah 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fatally injured, died an hout later
Stubbert Matthew 1903 Cape Breton County Reserve Mis-shot exploded while he was examining it
Chisholm Norman 1905 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of coal from face
Prindle Joe 1906 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face
Holvia John 1907 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of stone
Aldrid William 1907 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Fatally injured while riding in empty trip
Nicholson D.J. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Leg crushed between full box and empty trip, died next day
Young Thomas 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Struck by runaway box
Williams Frank 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 9 Killed by runaway box
Bradwell James 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Farrell Sam 1912 Cape Breton County Scotia Fall of stone; died with another family member
Kohusz Wasye 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Caught between two boxes
Messervey James 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Methane explosion and coal dust; 1 of 8 killed
Clements Freeman 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
Machuniski Michael 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Explosion of Powder
Nicseptote Carmian 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of roof
Boviada Demetris 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Crushed between boxes
Cook James I 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 7 Fall of stone
White Thomas 1914 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 4 (Scotia) Fall of stone

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