Man Dies From Injuries at Doddridge Co. Gas Well Explosion
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on July 24, 2013 @ 11:38AM
Created on July 24, 2013 @ 12:37AM
According to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office, one man has died from the injuries he suffered during an explosion at an apparent explosion at a Doddridge County gas well site earlier this month.
The medical examiner's office confirmed that Tommy Paxton died on Tuesday from thermal injuries. He was one of the men injured at the New Milton site on July 7.
Paxton died at the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh. The 45-year-old was from Walton.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review first reported Paxton's death.
State and federal investigators and an independent team hired by Colorado-based Antero Resources are still investigating what caused methane gas to ignite as work was wrapping up on the Hinterer 1H well.
The site remained idle Wednesday.
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