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
Stevenson William 1917 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by prop, died 3 days later
Stevenson James 1943 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Coal tank platform tilted, threw man down shaft; 1 of 4 killed being lifted in coal shaft
Stewart Wilkie 1903 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery; Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Tally boy, age 14; jammed between tub and tipple at pit head
Stewart D. McFarlane 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Stewart George 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Stewart Malcolm 1908 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess) Overwind man-shaft cage; 1of 2 killed
Stewart William 1874 Pictou County Black Diamond Fall of coal
Stewart Walter 1935 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Fall of stone
Stewart Donald Sr. 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Haulage:Hit by a full trip
Stewart James 1906 Pictou County Albion Struck by a rake
Stewart Alexander 1918 Pictou County Albion (Purvis slope) Coal box fell to the ground
Stewart James 1934 Cape Breton County Colonial No. 1 Struck by coal boxes
Stewart Daniel 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Stewart John 1936 Cape Breton County Colonial Struck by runaway trip
Stoker Matthew 1968 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Natural Causes
Stostak Wasyl 1913 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal and stone
Strang Thomas L. 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Donkey runner; caught in rope on drum
Strathie Robert 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Strong William H. 1878 Cumberland Springhill Killed on surface
Strople Ralph 1907 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal
Stuart Kenneth 1901 Inverness Broad Cove Killed by runaway wagon in bottom of slope
Stubbart Alexandr or Alexander 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Stubbert Foreman 1884 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of coal
Stubbert Matthew 1903 Cape Breton County Reserve Mis-shot exploded while he was examining it
Styles Clair 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Sullivan John 1867 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Crushed in mine
Sullivan Thomas 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Sullivan Peter 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Sumners William 1872 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines Colliery (Queen pit) Fell down shaft
Sutherland David 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Sutherland J. W. 1902 Pictou County Marsh Dynamite explosion in office; frozen sticks put near heat to thaw; 1 of 3 killed
Sutherland Walter 1902 Pictou County Marsh Dynamite explosion in office; frozen sticks put near heat to thaw; 1 of 3 killed
Sutherland David 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 18 Haulage
Swarttzack Freeman 1968 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 20 Natural Causes
Sweeney John W. 1924 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Sweet Eben 1902 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall down chute
Swift Henry 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Tabbot John 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Tabor Monty 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Tabor Raymond 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Tabor Fred E. 1938 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of stone
Tabor Donald 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Tabor Hollis 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Tallia Angelo 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fall of coal
Tattersal Joseph 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Taylor John S. 1935 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Struck by trip
Taylor John B. 1919 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught in fly wheel
Taylor John 1873 Pictou County Vale Fall with tub in slope
Taylor John 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Taylor Henry 1912 Pictou County Acadia Knocked down by horse and run over by full trip

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