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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Surnamesort descending Given Name(s) Year County Mine Cause
Backa Andrew 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Baillie D. 1883 Pictou County Albion Killed by a runaway rake
Bainbridge Ernest 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Baker Thomas 1900 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Derailed rake
Baldwin Philip 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Ballantyne George 1915 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by a trip of coal
Balog Gustav 1951 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Balzoni Pietro 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Bannon Henry 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by trip
Banville Patrick 1981 Cape Breton County Lingan Heart Attack
Barcey Clement 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Barclay J. W. R. 1907 Pictou County Albion Killed on main slope by runaway box
Barclay Thomas 1932 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of coal
Barnes William 1943 Cape Breton County Tomson Struck by runaway box
Barrett Victor 1924 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone and coal
Barrett Abe 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 9 Fall of stone
Bartholemew or Bartholomew Louis 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Bartholemew or Bartholomew Joseph 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Bartlett John C. 1908 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of coal
Bastin or Baston Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Batchford David 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Bates Willis 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Bates John Thomas 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Batten Joseph P. 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Baudoux John maybe George 1930 Pictou County Albion (Purvis slope) Riding an empty trip that derailed; killed by falling timbers and stone
Baudoux Alfred H. 1949 Pictou County McBean Killed riding a trip on the main slope; was McBean manager
Baxendale Ellis 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Fall of stone
Baxter Robert 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage: Hit by runaway box
Baxter William 1910 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
Baxter Robert 1969 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Fall of stone
Baxter James 1913 Pictou County Acadia Fall of roof
Beasley Isaac 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone from roof in room
Beaton Floyd 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Beaton Kenneth 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Beaton George 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Beaton Wilson 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Drowned; 1 of 2 killed
Beaton Philip 1939 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or No. 1 Caught between 2 cars, died 3 days later
Beaton Malcolm 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
Beaton John William 1954 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Beaton Alexander 1935 Pictou County Allan Shaft Shot blew back exploding methane and coal dust; 1 of 7 killed; asphixiation by carbon monoxide
Beaton David 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Beaumeister Otto 1914 Inverness Inverness Fall of coal
Beaver John 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Bell Thomas 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2, #1 seam Killed by haulage
Bell Larry Arthur 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Bellan Joseph 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone in pillars
Bennett Henry 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Falling boom
Bennett Elijah 1903 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fatally injured, died an hout later
Bennett John 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Bennois John 1867 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Explosion of powder

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