3rd worker dies of injuries from Texas oil well blowout


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

A spokesman for Chesapeake Energy says in a statement the company is “deeply saddened” by the worker’s death.

Spokesman Gordon Pennoyer did not say when the worker died.

Pennoyer says the blowout happened Wednesday afternoon while a crew was replacing drilling hardware near Deanville, Texas.

One worker was killed outright, while another died at a hospital on Thursday.

The condition of another injured worker was not immediately known. 

No identities have been released.

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