united states mine rescue association Mine Disasters in the United States
Old Dominion Development Company Gayton Mine Explosion
Carbon Hill, Virginia
July 16, 1912
No. Killed – 8
Six Miners Lose Lives
Evening Observer, Dunkirk, New York
July 17, 1912
Richmond, Va. July 17 -- Six men, two white and four colored, were instantly killed and three negro miners were seriously injured in an explosion at the Gayton Coal Mines, owned by the Old Dominion Development Company, 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.