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.

Displaying page 48 of 50 pages (2497 entries).

Surname Given Name(s)sort ascending Year County Mine Cause
McKinnon Allen 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Ferguson Allen 1896 Cape Breton County Caledonia Struck by part of junk while loading
McDonald Allan J. 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck on head by upright timber, died 3 days later
McDougall Allan 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
MacDonald Allan 1937 Pictou County Allan Shaft Buried beneath fall of stone
McDonald Allan 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
McDonald Allan 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 9 Fall of stone
McDonald Allan 1922 Cumberland No.9 ? (may be Glace Bay) Fall of stone
McDonald Allan 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of roof
Baudoux Alfred H. 1949 Pictou County McBean Killed riding a trip on the main slope; was McBean manager
White Alfred A. 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump on March 18
Leonard Alfred 1900 Cape Breton County International Killed getting in cage at pit bottom
Coulier Alfred 1945 Pictou County Allan Shaft Hit by a runaway box
Roberts Alfred 1947 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of roof
Hanuse Alfred 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Collier Alfred 1923 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or No. 4 Fall of coal from roof in room
Hudson Alfred 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Falling chuck blocks
Legere Alfred 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Turner Alfred 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by horse; in falling pick stabbed abdomen
Stubbart Alexandr or Alexander 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Pace Alexander W. 1925 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Fall of stone
McDonald Alexander T. 1918 Inverness Inverness Struck by mine-car; died 10 days later
Purvis Alexander Jr. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Smith Alexander 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Vance Alexander 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Cameron Alexander 1978 Cape Breton County Lingan Fall of stone
Vance Alexander 1931 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Squeezed between two boxes
Hacquoil Alexander 1914 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fatal injuries
Fraser Alexander 1875 Pictou County Black Diamond Crushed by moving coal tub against a doorpost
Pashkoski or Pasoshki Alexander 1946 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 Killed by haulage
Fraser Alexander 1883 Pictou County Vale Drawbar broke, crash of runaway slope rake
Howie Alexander 1901 Cape Breton County Caledonia Killed by runaway coal wagon in east deep
Young Alexander 1893 Cape Breton County Gowrie Fall of roof coal, died 6 days later
MacDonald Alexander 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
McDonald Alexander 1899 Cape Breton County Caledonia Afterdamp from methane explosion; 1 of 11 killed
MacDonald Alexander 1922 Inverness bootleg pit Methane gas poisoning; 1 of 3 killed
Gabriel Alexander 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Stewart Alexander 1918 Pictou County Albion (Purvis slope) Coal box fell to the ground
Jamieson Alexander 1914 Pictou County Albion Killed by cage
Bond Alexander 1913 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 3 (Florence) Fall of coal
Ross Alexander 1872 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Methane explosion
Eloi Alexander 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Handley Alexander 1964 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
MacDougall Alexander 1964 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Campbell Alexander 1899 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of loose coal from hung shot
Ross Alexander 1911 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Struck by a rake
Morrison Alexander 1902 Cape Breton County Caledonia Fall of coal from pillar
MacLean Alexander 1980 Cape Breton County Prince Crushed by bucket against wall of shaft
Jessoe Alexander 1934 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Fall of stone
Vickers Alexander 1906 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Killed trying to jump on a full trip

Pages