Bone fragments were found Wednesday at the site of the Chevron gas well that exploded in Greene County, Pennsylvania, giving the coroner a chance to extract DNA a make a positive identification.
Ian McKee, 27, from Morgantown, West Virginia, has been missing since the Lanco 7H well exploded on February 11.
The well burned for five days, keeping emergency crews away from the scene.
McKee worked for drilling equipment maker Cameron International.
He was expecting a child with his fiancee, radio station WKZO reported.
“Police will officially notify McKee’s family when the Greene County Coroner’s Office is able to identify the DNA, said state trooper Stephanie Plume.”
Another worker was injured in the explosion but has been released from the hospital.
The fire spread to two adjacent wells on the same drilling pad but those fires burned themselves out within a day.