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
Connors Thomas 1942 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone
Ryan Thomas 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Young Thomas 1870 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Fall of coal
Morrison 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
Zusic or Zusie Thomas 1933 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal
Barclay Thomas 1932 Pictou County Acadia No. 3 (Six-Foot) Fall of coal
Hamilton Thomas 1931 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Gaskin Thomas 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Prendergast Thomas 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 End blew out of aftercooler
Tower Thomas 1885 Cumberland Syndicate burned by explosion of powder; 1 of 3 killed
Browner Thomas 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Mine machinery
Jones Thomas 1931 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Explosion; 1 of 6 killed
Gabriel Thomas 1949 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Bump
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
Wilson Thomas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Boutilier Thomas 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 15 Fall of stone
McKay Thomas 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Carpenter Thomas 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Lyons Thomas 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 24 Fall of stone
Kipping Thomas 1919 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Jammed between empty trip
Marsh Thomas 1938 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or Struck by trip
Jennings Thomas 1915 Cumberland Joggins Fall of stone
Howie Thomas 1964 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage
Corkin Thomas A. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone
Smith Thomas B. 1938 Pictou County Allan Shaft Died in pit from natural causes
Porter Thomas D. 1945 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by rake
O'Brien Thomas E. 1941 Cumberland Cumberland Railway & Coal Pulmonary embolism
Pearson Thomas Edgar 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Leg broken by trip, died 5 days later in hospital
Hines Thomas J. 1934 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of stone
Adderly Thomas Jr 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Strang Thomas L. 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Donkey runner; caught in rope on drum
Nicholson Thomas N. 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2, #1 seam Killed by haulage
LeBlanc Tillman 1909 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Haulage rope injury
Dalling Timothy 1927 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Killed by riding on coal trip which derailed
Fahey Timothy 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Howatt Timothy 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Moro Tino 1930 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Fall of coal
Shuparski Tony 1938 Pictou County McGregor dropped dead
Jahn Trevor Martin 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Salcon Trifon 1946 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Haulage
Luddington Truman 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
McCarney unknown 1866 Pictou County Above ground, at Acadia wharf Fell and struck his head
MacLeod unknown 1905 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone from shaft wall being excavated as they were sinking the shaft
Russell unknown 1858 Pictou County Cage pit Carbon monoxide after methane explosion 1of 2 killed
Sedlak Valent 1960 Pictou County McBean Conflict with underground haulage
McLeod Varley 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Califf Velco 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
MacPhee Vernon Michael 1967 Cape Breton County Four Star Machinery: Caught in capstan
Nelson Vernon V. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Fall of stone

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