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 Countysort ascending Mine Cause
Cicchetto Albert 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone
Parsons Israel 1911 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines No. 3 (Florence) Methane explosion and coal dust; 1 of 8 killed
Crawford Patrick 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fell under fuel box
Collogani Redolph 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Jammed between boxes
Malloy John 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of roof coal
Kroput John 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Lamond James 1914 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 3 (Florence) Caught between box and prop
Chiasson Pat 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by trip
Mollish John 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
Yak Nicholas 1916 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of roof
Hayden Roderick 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Comhaire or Comhair Henri 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Killoway Eugene 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Milley Thomas 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Snow William 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Peters William 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Killed by main drive-chain on bank, on surface
Smith Albert 1919 Cape Breton County Florence, on surface Burnt at boiler doors, died 7 days later
Doyle James 1920 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Struck by empty trip
Ward Fred 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone, died next day
Buso Petro 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Crushed between mine car and rib, died next day
MacDougall Daniel 1923 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of stone in pillar work 1 of 2 killed
Dunsmuir James 1924 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Campbell John 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Trip of boxes
McDonald john J. 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 22 Struck by trip
McDonald John A. 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Injured by box
O'Handley Michael 1928 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Caught between box and rib
Walker George 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Fortune Joseph R. 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Donkey runner; caught in drum of engine
Brathwaite Cyril 1931 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Fall of stone
Chiasson Leo 1933 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Struck by a trip
McDonald Ronald H. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12, Surface Fell while working on bankhead machinery
McLeod Dan 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 10 Fall of stone
Lee Patrick 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Caught between box and prop
McDonald William 1937 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by trip
Gouthro John J. 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Struck by empty trip
MacDonald William B. 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Jobes John 1939 Cape Breton County Florence Fall of stone
MacNeil Hugh M. 1941 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck with haulage rope
Kelloway Kenneth 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Struck by box
Barnes William 1943 Cape Breton County Tomson Struck by runaway box
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
Hart Thomas 1944 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Caverzan Gaetano 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Jeffrey Leonard 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Explosives
Tremblett Phillip 1949 Cape Breton County Greener Haulage
Gardiner Richard 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Desmond William 1952 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Methane explosion; 1 of 7 killed
Jamieson Kenneth 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Budden Leonard 1955 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
McDougall Daniel 1956 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage

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