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) Yearsort descending County Mine Cause
Mills Wayne 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Anderson James R. 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Sharpe Clifford 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Ward Fabian E. 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
MacNeil Reginald A. 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Purcell Paul F. 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
Hall Albert 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
MacNeil John A. 1979 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Methane explosion, sparked by coal shearer hitting stone; 1 of 12 killed
MacLean Alexander 1980 Cape Breton County Prince Crushed by bucket against wall of shaft
Higgins James William 1980 Pictou County Thorburn Mining Ltd, Stellarton Fell and struck head, died 4 days later; coal dumps reclamation project
Banville Patrick 1981 Cape Breton County Lingan Heart Attack
MacDougall Alphonse 1982 Cape Breton County Lingan Heart Attack
Raeshore Wayne 1982 Cape Breton County Prince
Boazan Ronald 1983 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Crushed
Kerr Ross 1983 Cape Breton County Prince Electrocuted
Kelly Thomas 1984 Cape Breton County Lingan Heart Attack
MacDonald Ronald 1984 Cape Breton County DEVCO No. 26 Fire
Power Lewis 1985 Cape Breton County Lingan Crushed
MacRae Harry 1985 Cape Breton County Prince Motor vehicle accident
Gallant Sheldon 1988 Cape Breton County Lingan Hit on head
Munroe George 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
House Randolph Brian 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Poplar Danny 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Martin Glenn David 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Gillis Myles Daniel 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Dewan Ferris Todd 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Dollimont Adonis Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Halloran John Philip 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Doyle Robert Steven 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Jahn Trevor Martin 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
James Laurence Elwyn 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Drolet Remi Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Conway Wayne Michael 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
McIsaac Eric Earl 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Bates John Thomas 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Vickers Peter Francis 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
McCallum Harry Alliston 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Johnson Eugene William 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Short Romeo Andrew 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Lilley Stephen Paul 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Bell Larry Arthur 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
MacNeil Angus Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Benoit Bennie Joseph 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Fraser Charles Robert 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
MacKay Michael Frederick 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Feltmate Roy Edward 1992 Pictou County Westray Devastating methane and coal dust explosion
Gilliam Robert date unknown Inverness Inverness cause not recorded

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