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
Campbell Colin 1883 Pictou County Vale Drawbar broke, crash of runaway slope rake
Campbell William 1884 Pictou County Albion Premature explosion of a shot
Campbell John A. 1885 Pictou County Vale Devastating methane explosion
Campbell Joseph 1936 Pictou County McGregor Overrun by a full trip of coal on slope
Campbell John 1926 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Trip of boxes
Campbell Samuel Sr. 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Campbell John A. 1907 Cape Breton County Reserve Fall of stone
Campbell Percy 1946 Pictou County Allan Shaft Wash Plant Injured putting up a door bar, died a week later
Campbell Patrick 1867 Cape Breton County Lingan Explosion of methane
Candido Amoiesi 1912 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 12 Fell off box that then ran over him
Cann William 1942 Cape Breton County Princess Struck by trip
Cann John 1891 Cape Breton County Sydney Mines (Princess?) Killed by cage when descending pit
Canning William G. 1952 Cumberland Springhill No. 4 Found dead in mine
Canning George 1958 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Terrific, devastating bump
Canova Fred 1968 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Haulage: Run over by runaway motor when he jumped off
Cantfill Arthur 1892 Cumberland Victoria; or Cape Breton County Crushed by runaway box down balance, died 2 days later
Cantfill Arthur 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria Crushed by runaway box down balance, died 2 days later
Cantfill Arthur 1892 Cape Breton County Victoria; possibly Cumberland Co. Crushed by a runaway box down balance, died 2 days later
Caporallo Alex 1936 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 2 Struck by trip
Capstick John 1960 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 26 Fall of stone
Carey George 1947 Cape Breton County Florence Bankhead (surface)
Carey William 1905 Cape Breton County New Campbellton Killed on main slope by the trip
Cargig William 1900 Cumberland Springhill No. 3 Fell on pick handles
Carmichael Charles 1872 Cape Breton County Gowrie Crushed by machinery
Carmichael Andrew 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carmichael William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carnichael John 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carpenter Thomas 1952 Pictou County McGregor Methane explosion (localized); 1 of 19 killed
Carr John 1880 Pictou County Foord pit Devastating methane explosion
Carrigan Peter 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Carrigan William 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carroll Frank 1912 Pictou County Allan Shaft
Carroll William 1910 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 1 Jammed between coal hoppers at surface
Carson James 1908 Cumberland Chignecto Fell down balance
Carter Ralston 1935 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by full car on back slope
Carter Reed 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carter Clarence 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Carter Willard 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Casey Archibald 1921 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Struck by rake of coal
Casey Percy A. 1914 or 1915 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by runaway boxes; 1 of 2 killed
Casey James W. 1953 Cumberland Springhill No. 2 Killed by haulage
Casey jude 1891 Cumberland Springhill No. 1 & No. 2 Gas and coal dust explosion
Casey Michael 1917 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 4 Fall of stone
Cassey Thomas 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Cassidy Francis 1894 Pictou County Drummond mine (Intercolonial) Run over by a coal trip
Cassidy Andrew 1918 Pictou County Allan Shaft Devastating methane explosion
Cassidy Charles 1941 Pictou County Albion Driver, injured on his job, died after; "died of shock"
Cassidy William 1906 Inverness Inverness Struck by a rake on main slope
Cathcart Lionel 1954 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 16 Haulage, surface
Cathcart Gordon 1950 Cape Breton County Dominion No. 20 Fall of stone

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