2nd worker dies of injuries from Texas oil well blowout

The Associated Press - February 1, 2020 9:05 am

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BRYAN, Texas (AP) — A second worker has died of injuries from a Central Texas oil well blowout.

A spokesman for Chesapeake Energy says that the worker died on Thursday night at a hospital. Spokesman Gordon Pennoyer says the blowout happened Wednesday afternoon while a crew was replacing drilling hardware near Deanville, Texas. One worker was killed outright. Two workers remain hospitalized.

No identities or conditions have been released.

 

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