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 descending Year County Mine Cause
Porter Sterling 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Podenski Steve 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Melnick Steve 1948 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Boutilier Sydney 1934 Cape Breton County Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co. on Lease 3 Explosion at Crop pit
Laderie Sylvia 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
O'Toole Terrance 1943 Cape Breton County Franklin Crushed between box and timber
Kipping Thomas 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between empty trip
Tower Thomas 1885 Cumberland Syndicate burned by explosion of powder; 1 of 3 killed
Yacick Thomas 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of coal, head and back hurt, accidental death
Steele Thomas 1887 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Fall of roof stone
Browner Thomas 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Mine machinery
Gaskill Thomas 1924 Pictou County Albion Fall of coal
McDonald Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Morrison Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Blackwood Thomas 1914 Pictou County Allan Shaft Carbon monoxide after devastating explosion; 1 of 2 killed
Lyons Thomas 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
McKay Thomas 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
White Thomas 1914 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 4 (Scotia) Fall of stone
Young Thomas 1870 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of coal
Davis Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Smillie Thomas 1941 Pictou County Allan Shaft Struck by a haulage rope
Brown Thomas 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Zusic or Zusie Thomas 1933 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Glenwright Thomas 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Gabriel Thomas 1949 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump
Wilson Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Guthro Thomas 1887 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fall of frozen clay; 1 of 2 killed
Jones Thomas 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
McLeod Thomas 1867 Cape Breton County Lingan Fall of stone
Gaskin Thomas 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Shaw Thomas 1958 Cape Breton County Princess Haulage
Dean Thomas 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Jennings Thomas 1915 Cumberland Joggins Fall of stone
McLeod Thomas 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal and stone
Quigley Thomas 1906 Inverness Mabou Jammed between box and pillar
Baker Thomas 1900 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Derailed rake
Campbell Thomas 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Hart Thomas 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Milley Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Fletcher Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Crummey or Crominey Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Murphy Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Mackie Thomas 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 25 Fall of stone; 1 of 2 killed
Brown Thomas 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Rogers Thomas 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Johnstone Thomas 1899 Cape Breton County Caledonia Afterdamp from methane explosion; 1 of 11 killed
Young Thomas 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Struck by runaway box
Barclay Thomas 1932 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of coal
Penny Thomas 1948 Pictou County Drummond (Intercolonial) No. 4 slope Fall of stone
Connors Thomas 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone

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