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 ascending Year County Mine Cause
Connors Thomas 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Brown Thomas 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Sullivan Thomas 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Dean Thomas 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 6 Fell under full trip
Boutilier Thomas 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
McLeod Thomas 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal and stone
Bell Thomas 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2, #1 seam Killed by haulage
Gaskill Thomas 1924 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Hart Thomas 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
McPhee Thomas 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between box and roof, died a few hours later
Kipping Thomas 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between empty trip
Shaw Thomas 1958 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Hallet Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Marshall Thomas 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Dwyer Thomas 1924 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of coal
Hawes Thomas 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone in pillar
Mackie Thomas 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Foley Thomas 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Young Thomas 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Struck by runaway box
Baker Thomas 1900 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Derailed rake
Rogers Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
McLeod Thomas 1867 Cape Breton County Lingan Fall of stone
Yacick Thomas 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal, head and back hurt, accidental death
McDonald Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Rogers Thomas 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Ross Thomas 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Marsh Thomas 1938 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or Struck by trip
Penny Thomas 1948 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 4 slope Fall of stone
Glenwright Thomas 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Barclay Thomas 1932 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of coal
Johnstone Thomas 1899 Cape Breton County Caledonia Afterdamp from methane explosion; 1 of 11 killed
White Thomas 1914 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 4 (Scotia) Fall of stone
Young Thomas 1870 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of coal
Smillie Thomas 1941 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by a haulage rope
Pickerton Thomas 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Roy Thomas 1912 Pictou County Acadia Runaway box on the jib
Brown Thomas 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Zusic or Zusie Thomas 1933 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Tower Thomas 1885 Cumberland Syndicate burned by explosion of powder; 1 of 3 killed
Jones Thomas 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
Howie Thomas 1964 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage
O'Toole Terrance 1943 Cape Breton County Franklin Crushed between box and timber
Laderie Sylvia 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Boutilier Sydney 1934 Cape Breton County Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. on Lease 3 Explosion at Crop pit
Melnick Steve 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Porter Sterling 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Lilley Stephen Paul 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
McNeil Stephen 1904 Cape Breton County Caledonia Killed by fall of roof coal
Podgurski Stephen 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Sedosky Stephen 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by box

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