ST. ANN (KMOV) – Ameren Missouri says one of its power line workers died while working to repair lines damaged in Wednesday night's storms.
According to authorities, the male worker was on a pole working to restore power to the 3500 block of San Jose in St. Ann when he was electrocuted at 10:30 a.m.
He was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
His name has not yet been released .
About 15,000 area customers remained without power as of Thursday afternoon.
Below is a statement released by Ameren Missouri.
"It is with tremendous regret and deep sadness we report an Ameren Missouri co-worker sustained an electrical contact at 10:30 a.m. during storm restoration efforts. He was transported to the hospital; however, he did not survive. The Ameren family of employees offer heartfelt sympathy and support to the family and loved ones of our co-worker."