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
Butt George 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Butt Robert 1909 Cape Breton County MacKay Fall of stone
Butt or Butts George W. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Butts Joseph L. 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Butts Richard 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Caldwell Charles J. 1944 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Bump
Califf Velco 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Cameron Angus 1957 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Fall of stone
Cameron Archibald 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Cameron Lawrence 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Methane and blasting powder explosion
Cameron Fred 1927 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1B Run over by trip
Cameron Archibald 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Cameron Kenneth 1873 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Devastating methane explosion
Cameron Hugh 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Cameron J.J. 1903 Inverness Mabou Caught by box on slope
Cameron Alexander 1888 Pictou County English Slopes (abandoned) Overground as a boiler was being lowered
Cameron Archie 1927 Inverness Inverness No. 1 Fall of coal
Cameron Alexander 1906 Pictou County Vale Run over by a hopper in pit yard
Cameron William Archibald 1912 Pictou County Allan Shaft Caught by revolving wheel on main driving shaft of screen engine under bankhouse
Cameron John W. 1946 Pictou County Albion Struck by coal trip on main slope
Cameron Alexander 1978 Cape Breton County Lingan Fall of stone
Cameron John 1962 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Haulage
Cameron John 1921 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Fall of coal from face
Cameron Michael 1874 Cape Breton County Victoria
Campbell Hector 1875 Pictou County Foord pit Run over by loaded wagons
Campbell Thomas 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Campbell Colin 1883 Pictou County Vale Drawbar broke, crash of runaway slope rake
Campbell David 1913 Cape Breton County Broughton Struck by runaway box
Campbell William 1884 Pictou County Albion Premature explosion of a shot
Campbell John A. 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Campbell John 1938 Cape Breton County Princess Broken cable on riding rake; 1 of 21 killed
Campbell Joseph 1936 Pictou County McGregor Overrun by a full trip of coal on slope
Campbell Samuel Sr. 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Campbell John 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Trip of boxes
Campbell Percy 1946 Pictou County Allan Shaft Wash Plant Injured putting up a door bar, died a week later
Campbell Gregory 1948 Cape Breton County Lloyds No. 7 Machinery
Campbell Patrick 1867 Cape Breton County Lingan Explosion of methane
Campbell William C. 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 14 Trip of boxes
Campbell John A. 1907 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of stone
Campbell Rod 1918 Cape Breton County Dominon No. 11 Fall of stone
Campbell Ronald 1922 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by horse-hauled mine car
Campbell Peter 1894 Cape Breton County Little Glace Bay Caught by full tub against pillar
Campbell Alexander 1899 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Fall of loose coal from hung shot
Campbell Alex 1956 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Electricity-fired coal dust explosion
Campbell John 1908 Inverness Port Hood Explosion on No. 3 level south; 1 of 10 killed
Campbell Joseph 1961 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Mechanical
Campbell John 1911 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Run over by full trip, arms and legs broken
Campbell John 1868 Pictou County Acadia Fall of coal
Campbell Charles 1962 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage
Campbell Donald 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion

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