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) Yearsort ascending County Mine Cause
Lyall Matthew 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Howatt Timothy 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Kingou James 1873 Pictou County Acadia Fall of coal
Burney George 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McCharles Roderick 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Burns Edward 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McDonald John #1 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McDonald John #2 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Cameron Archibald 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McDonald Hugh 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Halliday Duncan 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
MacDonald Daniel 1873 Pictou County Vale Crushed by coal tubs
Cameron Kenneth 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Smith Angus 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Turnbull William 1873 Pictou County Vale Under a falling derrick
McDonald Duncan 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Gillis Hugh 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McDonald Daniel J. 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Rodgers William 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Collin Andrew 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McDonald Colin 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
MacKinnon Donald 1873 Pictou County Foord pit Fall of coal
Glenwright Thomas 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McLeod Oliver 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Campbell Harvey 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Campbell John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Bennett John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McElvie John Sr 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Dunbar Robert 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McElvie John Jr 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Stewart D. McFarlane 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McNeal David 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Andrews William 1873 Cape Breton County Gowrie Fall of coal
Ruddick Edward 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
McInnis John 1872 Pictou County Acadia Fall of coal
MacDougall Anthony 1872 Cape Breton County Lorway Crushed by cage
Reeves James 1872 Pictou County Acadia Fall of coal
Lammond James 1872 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Fall of stone
McCormack Angus 1872 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Fall of stone
Mirtan William 1872 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Powder explosion
Sumners William 1872 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Fell down shaft
Winter Edward 1872 Cumberland Victoria; or Cape Breton County Fall of coal
Ross Alexander 1872 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Methane explosion
Carmichael Charles 1872 Cape Breton County Gowrie Crushed by machinery
Leadbeater John 1872 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Powder explosion
Campbell David 1872 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Methane explosion
MacIver Norman 1872 Cape Breton County Victoria Fall of roof coal
McLean Angus 1872 Cape Breton County Gowrie Run over by wagon
Winter Edward 1872 Cape Breton County Victoria Fall of roof coal; possibly in Cumberland County
McGilderick A. 1871 Pictou County Foord pit Methane explosion

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