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 descending Cause
Carroll William 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Jammed between coal hoppers at surface
Batchford David 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Petrie James 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of roof
Gillis John D. 1899 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fell out of cage when descending shaft
McDonald J.S. 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal
Brown Robert 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Run over by trip
Bond Philip 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Hardy Dan 1895 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Methane explosion; 1 of 2 killed
McNeil Fred 1898 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of loose coal
McDonald John 1899 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone at face of room
Elliott Hugh 1902 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal at room face
Kohusz Wasye 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Caught between two boxes
Boviada Demetris 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Crushed between boxes
McKinnon Alexander 1895 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Methane explosion; 1 of 2 killed
McPherson D.J. 1901 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed while examining shaft on top of cage when cage in motion
Wilson Nelson 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed on surface by haulage rope used to convey cars under screens
Chiasson Pat 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by trip
Admino Athmis 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal
Moncusco Angelo 1902 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by full tub on main haulage road
Osterfishok Simon 1909 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal from face
Ferguson A.T. 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by a box
Brown Thomas 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Kroput John 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Chiasson Pat 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by trip
Pomyea Daragha 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of roof
McPherson Dan 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by trip, died 2 days later
Pohoronz Wasyl 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal
Bartlett John C. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal
Dumphy James 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal from face
Campbell M. S. 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal
McDonald John B. 1901 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Struck by falling roof stone while undercutting with machine
Girdinetti G. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal from face
Lebonis Andre 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Donnelly Robert 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Nicholson William 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Squeezed between box and pillar
McMahon Joseph 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Perry Moses 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McWhirter George 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Walker James 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McKenzie Hugh A. 1940 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
McSorley Anthony 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Caught by rope and drawn behind drum
Gardner Michael A. 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of roof
Vitus Armond 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Chiasson Elezare 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Pusher, killed by improperly spragged box
Beaton George 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Bradwell James 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Machuniski Michael 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Explosion of Powder
McDonald John 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Cummings James 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Caught between cars and rib
McDougall Allan 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone

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