Utility lineman dies while helping restore power to Texas residents following storms
MARSHALL, Texas (KLTV/Gray News) - Officials say a utility lineman from West Virginia working to restore power in Texas has died.
According to Harrison County Justice of the Peace John Oswalt, the worker’s death has been attributed to heat-related causes.
Oswalt said the man had been working with his crew in the heat on Monday and told the group that he wasn’t feeling well once they returned to their motel.
The worker received medical attention and a shower to cool down but was later found collapsed on the floor in his room that night, according to Oswalt.
The 35-year-old was pronounced dead by medical personnel.
Many residents in East Texas are currently still without power, and thousands of linemen are continuing their work to help restore electricity in the area.
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