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 County Minesort ascending Cause
Mazur John 1931 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of Coal
Mintis William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Muller William 1912 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of top coal at face of pillar
Perris or Paris A. 1905 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fell when staging broke in shaft as they were sinking it
Scott Joseph 1923 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Smith Howard 1924 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone
Sullivan Peter 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Bartholemew or Bartholomew Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Blackwood Thomas 1914 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide after devastating explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Gossens Octav 1920 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Jordan Norman 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Laite James 1927 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal from face
Lipton Dave 1954 Pictou County Allan Shaft watchman, died suddenly at work
MacInnis or MacInnes John Henry 1940 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of roof coal, died 4 days later
MacKenzie Kenneth 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McAulay Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Munro Charles 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed by full box of coal
Pettipas Fred 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of top coal
Scully James 1924 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide suffocation after explosion; 1 of 4 killed
Smith John J. 1926 Pictou County Allan Shaft Coal fall that had him buried for 2 hours
Vaast August 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Bastin or Baston Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Blarion Leon 1923 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal off face
Bryne George 1923 Pictou County Allan Shaft Crushed between rail cars on surface
Cassidy Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Eloi Alexander 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McAulay John 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Pickerton Thomas 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Smith Thomas B. 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Died in pit from natural causes
Vaast Floriand 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Boates James 1941 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Buenivego or Buenivege Antoine 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Conway David 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Run over by a shunting engine on surface
Dakens James A. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Lamb Herbert 1934 Pictou County Allan Shaft Collided with turbine in power house
Moore Arthur 1911 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fell down shaft with a full box of coal
Poloski Wentzell 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Roy Benjamin 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by piece of coal, died 3 days after
Vaast Louis 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Adderly Thomas Jr 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Buko Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Frampton Rod 1939 Pictou County Allan Shaft Run over by a loaded box
Hennessy Abraham 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed
Kaiser Michael 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
MacKay Martin 1931 Pictou County Allan Shaft Heart attack in act of getting on riding rake
McKenzie Frederick A. 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
O'Brien William 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Roach or Roche James Sr. 1932 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Sherider Wentzell 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Tabbot John 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion

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