Mine Explosion Ends Six Lives
Piqua Daily Call, Ohio
January 21, 1911
Gayton Mines, Va., Jan. 21. -- It is known positively that six are dead, four fatally injured and seven more as less seriously hurt as the result 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 ascertained.
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.