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
Taylor John 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Taylor Douglas 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Taylor John B. 1919 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Caught in fly wheel
Tebo or Tebe James 1893 or 1894 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 slope Full box struck prop from under boom
Teed Henry 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Teichman or Tiechman Herman 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Terrio or Terris Samuel 1918 Cumberland Joggins 2 runaway cars, died 2 days later
Terris William R. 1952 Pictou County McGregor Killed by haulage
Terris Asa S. 1919 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Run over by full box
Theriault Wilfred 1916 Cape Breton County Sydney No. 4 (Scotia) Killed by shot blowing through pillar
Thibideau or Thibodeau Godfrey 1918 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Jammed between props
Thistle George 1901 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Killed by runaway wagon from pit bottom
Thistle Silas 1938 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Thomas Lewis 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Thompson Melvin 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Thompson William 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of stone and coal
Thorne Wesley 1959 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage
Thurbid John 1919 Cape Breton County Scotia No. 4 Fall of stone
Tighe John (boy) 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 17 (old Victoria) Methane inhalation; 1 of 2 cousins who went down old slope
Tighe Danny (boy) 1966 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 17 (old Victoria) Methane inhalation; 1 of 2 cousins who went down old slope
Tighe Alan 1979 Cape Breton County Lingan Accident at a trip at a landing underground
Timmons John 1867 Cape Breton County Collins Fall of coal; 1 of 2 killed
Timmons Peter 1867 Cape Breton County Collins Fall of coal; 1 of 2 killed
Tipping Royal Preston 1940 Cumberland Victoria No. 4 (Bright Light Mine) Injuries from collision of empty boxes
Tobie or Tobin Frank 1958 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Tobin Michael 1924 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Between full box and timber
Todd Matther 1941 Cape Breton County Bras d'Or Fall of stone
Tomkins Michael 1949 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Haulage
Tomshaniski Samuel 1934 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of stone or coal from the roof
Toomey Joseph 1918 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Caught by full box
Tower William H. 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Tower Thomas 1885 Cumberland Syndicate burned by explosion of powder; 1 of 3 killed
Townsend Leonard 1876 Cumberland Spring Hill Colliery Mine Crushed by drum, fall of a gin
Tracey William 1914 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Killed by full trip
Treige John 1945 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Struck by level trip
Tremblett Phillip 1949 Cape Breton County Greener Haulage
Trente Adam 1915 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 9 Killed by falling boom
Trevison Mario 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of stone
Turnbull William 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Turnbull William 1873 Pictou County Vale Under a falling derrick
Turner Alfred 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Struck by horse; in falling pick stabbed abdomen
Turner George 1886 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of top coal
Turner David 1929 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 11 Squeezed between rib and box
Turner William H. 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Turner James 1880 Pictou County Acadia Fall of coal
Turner James 1924 Cape Breton County Princess Fall of stone
Turner Joseph 1919 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Fall of coal
Urquhart Elwood 1927 Pictou County Allan Shaft Fall of coal from face
Vaast Lucien (boy) 1916 Pictou County Thom or Tom pit Gas explosion at mouth of abandoned slope; boy was chasing a ball
Vaast August 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion

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