Gayton, VA Coal Mine Explosion, July 1912
SIX MINERS LOSE LIVES.
EXPLOSION IN COAL MINE NEAR RICHMOND -- THREE INJURED.
Richmond, Va. July 17 -- Six men, two white and four colored, were instantly killed and three negro miners were seriuosly injured in an explosion at the Gayton Coal Mines, owned by the Old Dominion Development Co., about twenty miles from the city.
The nine men were working about 2,000 feet from the entrance to the mine when the explosion occurred and none of the other miners were endangered by the explosion.
Evening Observer Dunkirk New York 1912-07-17