Burleson Co. officials awaiting autopsy results after deadly oil well blowout

Published: Jan. 31, 2020 at 3:30 PM CST
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Officials in Burleson County are confirming the identify of one of the contractors killed in a deadly oil well blowout.

Judge James Baldwin confirmed with KBTX Wednesday that the first victim was Windell Beddingfield of Tyler.

Officials also say autopsy results are pending for all three victims. The county says they still do not have the names of the two others who died after the incident.

On Jan. 29, an oil well site in Burleson County operated by Chesapeake Energy blew out, killing one contractor and injuring three others.

One individual is still receiving treatment.

The family of Beddingfield came forward identifying him as the contractor that died on Jan. 29.

As of Jan. 31, the family has filed a temporary restraining order and temporary injunction against Chesapeake Operating, L.L.C, and Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Chesapeake Energy has stated, "the fire has been extinguished and the well is secured.