According to, a New Jersey woman relying on supplemental oxygen has died after her home’s electricity was shut off by her local power company.

Linda Daniels, 68, was in hospice care and suffering from congestive heart failure and was using an oxygen concentrator for treatment, the article reports.

Daniels and her family had owed about $1,600 to the power company at the time of the shut off, the article reports, but added that the family had recently paid $500.

The article reports that utility companies are prohibited from terminating service to households with a valid medical emergency but the power company said it was unaware of Daniels’s medical condition before the shutdown.