Xcel employee dies of injuries suffered working on downed power line


    Xcel Energy confirms that an employee lost his life working on a downed power line during Wednesday's wind storm. (ABC 7 Amarillo-Steve Douglass)

    Update at 9:03 a.m. 3/14: Xcel Energy released this statement regarding the loss of one of their employees:

    "Our thoughts are with the family of the line worker who lost his life Wednesday evening while working to restore power in Hereford, Texas. We are working with authorities to determine the cause of the incident and are committed to supporting our employee's family and coworkers during this difficult time."

    Original post at 6:36 a.m. 3/14:

    An Xcel Energy employee lost his life Wednesday while working on a downed power line in the Hereford area, Xcel confirms.

    "I can confirm he did not survive the accident, but I don’t have any more detail at this point," Xcel's Wes Reeves said early Thursday morning.

    Reeves said he hopes to have more information by mid-morning.

    ABC 7 Amarillo will have details as they become available.

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