Xcel employee killed while repairing downed powerline

Xcel Energy
On Wednesday, an Xcel Energy employee lost his life while repairing a downed powerline in Hereford.

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

Xcel Energy released a brief statement about the incident.

"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," the company said.
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