CHIPPEWA FALLS Wisc. (WLAX/WEUX) – An Xcel Energy employee is hurt while unloading barge equipment near the Wissota hydropower plant in Chippewa Falls. A spokesperson with Xcel says the employee was taken to a local hospital and then airlifted to the twin cities. There’s no word on his condition.

Xcel Energy is working to determine the cause of the incident.