Victim identified in well blowout accident - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Victim identified in well blowout accident

GRAND CANE, La. (AP) - Authorities say the man killed in a natural gas well blowout Wednesday morning in DeSoto Parish has been identified as 58-year-old James Dennis Bullard, Texas.

According to information released Thursday by Chesapeake Energy Corp., critically injured in the accident was 30-year-old Jimmy Siler also of Bullard. He is listed in stable condition at LSU Hospital in Shreveport. The company told The Times of Shreveport that both men worked for Dynasty Transportation LLC, of Broussard, a contractor for Chesapeake, which owns the well that blew out during a routine maintenance procedure Wednesday.

At least two other contract workers received minor injuries, and five DeSoto Fire District No. 8 firefighters were treated after experiencing respiratory problems while rescuing the two men from the accident scene.

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