Xcel Energy has reported that one of their employees died Wednesday while working to restore power in Hereford, Texas.

It’s not yet clear exactly how the employee died, or if it's directly related to the dangerous wind storm that knocked out power to thousands of Xcel Energy customers.

A statement from Xcel reads in part: "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 deceased Xcel Energy employee has not yet been identified.


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