BREAKING NEWS: Texas Rig Fire Claims Second Life, Two More Still Fighting For Their Lives
A second person has died after an explosion at an oil ring in Burleson County.
According to Chesapeake Energy Corporation, who owns the wellsite, a fire was reported around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. At the time of the incident, workover operations were being conducted.
Caldwell Fire & Rescue initially reported an oil well blow out injured multiple people south of Caldwell on CR-127 off of FM-60.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation says a Chesapeake Energy contractor died as a result of the incident on Wednesday. Three others were transported via helicopters to medical facilities in Austin and Houston.
Chesapeake Energy says a second contractor died Thursday evening as a result of injuries sustained during the incident.
Two others continue to receive treatment at regional medical facilities.
As of Thursday, the fire has been extinguished.
Chesapeake says air monitoring equipment is in place and readings indicate there is no risk to public health and the environment.