Gayton Mines, VA Coal Mine Explosion, Jan 1911
MINE EXPLOSION ENDS SIX LIVES.
FOUR MINERS FATALLY INJURED IN VIRGINIA SHAFT.
Gayton Mines, Va., Jan. 21. -- It is known positively that six are dead, four fatally injured and seven more as less seriously hurt as theesult of an explosion in mine No. 1, Carbon Hill, Gayton Mines. Others are still entombed. The work of clearing out the mine is under way and it is thought that more miners will be found. More than 200 men were employed in the mine and the number missing has not yet been accertained.
Two unidentified men, known only by their numbers.
Seven men were seriously injured, among them:
The cause of the explosion is unknown. It is thought it may have been due to disregard to signals by miners.
Piqua Daily Call Ohio 1911-01-21