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Chesapeake Energy Explosion and Fire at 2 Separate Brazos Valley Sites

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Incidents at two different Chesapeake Energy sites rocked Texas’s Brazos Valley over the weekend, including an explosion that injured a passing motorist.

68-Year-Old Women Hospitalized After Burleson County Tank Explosion

First responders were called to a tank explosion along Park Road 57 in Somerville, Burleson County, shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4th. According to media reports, the blast shook homes and hurled a piece of the tank onto the roadway, where a passing motorist collided with the debris and crashed.

The 68-year-old woman driving the vehicle was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan via medical helicopter. Officials have not commented on the nature or extent of her injuries; however, she was last listed in stable condition.

Just 15 hours later, on Saturday, February 6th, two tanks caught fire at another Chesapeake Energy site located along County Road 340 north of Cooks Point in Brazos County. Firefighters from the Cooks Point VFD spent about 25 minutes bringing the blaze under control.

Officials in Brazos County have confirmed that no one was hurt.

Our Oilfield Accident Lawyers Recovered the #1 Largest Oilfield Burn Settlement in History in Connection with Chesapeake Brazos Valley Blowout

Both incidents are under investigation. Unfortunately, they were not the first involving Chesapeake Energy’s Brazos Valley operations.

Nearly one year ago, on February 8, 2020, a pair of tanks exploded at a Chesapeake well site in Sandy Point Road near OSR on the north side of Brazos County. While no one was hurt in that incident, the blast shook homes and rattled windows as far away as south College Station and Robertson County.

One month earlier, in January 2020, a well blowout at a Chesapeake Energy well near County Road 127 and FM 60 east of Caldwell tragically killed three contractors.

Less than 18 months after filing a lawsuit, our Undefeated Oilfield Accident Lawyers recovered the #1 Largest Oilfield Burn Settlement in US History on behalf of the only surviving contractor and his family.

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Our Undefeated Oilfield Explosion Lawyers are monitoring developments related to the most recent Chesapeake Energy explosions in the Brazos Valley and will post an update if new information becomes available.

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