Worker dies from injuries in W.Va. gas well explosion

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A man died early today from injuries related to a West Virginia gas well explosion earlier this month.

Tommy Paxton, a 45-year-old from Walton, W.Va. who worked at the site, died from sepsis due to thermal injuries at 6:50 this morning in the West Penn Hospital burn unit in Pittsburgh, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.

The explosion occurred July 7 at an Antero Resources drilling site in New Milton, W.Va, according to the medical examiner's office.

Antero Resources could not be reached for comment.

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