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Turbine falls at Fenner wind farm

"I was turning over in bed and it sounded like a big clap of thunder" said Jill Van Allen, who lives across the street. "I was waiting to see the lightning through my bedroom window (but didn't)".

A turbine at the Fenner wind farm has toppled, and engineers are on the scene trying to figure out how it happened.

The tower, which is more than 200 feet long, is located just off Buyea Road, and is one of 20 generating electricity.

"I was turning over in bed and it sounded like a big clap of thunder" said Jill Van Allen, who lives across the street. "I was waiting to see the lightning through my bedroom window (but didn't)".

Fenner Town Supervisor Russ Cary was notified by company officials at Enel North America, which owns the farm. He tells us Enel did not have any answers as to how it happened, but adds, the towers were built a distance away from homes for this very reason-that if they collapse, they won't do any harm.

A turbine at the Fenner wind farm has toppled, and engineers are on the scene trying to figure out how it happened.

The tower, which is more than 200 feet long, is located just off Buyea Road, and is one of 20 generating electricity.

"I was turning over in bed and it sounded like a big clap of thunder" said Jill Van Allen, who lives across the street. "I was waiting to see the lightning through my bedroom window (but didn't)".

Fenner Town Supervisor Russ Cary was notified by company officials at Enel North America, which owns the farm. He tells us Enel did not have any answers as to how it happened, but adds, the towers were built a distance away from homes for this very reason-that if they collapse, they won't do any harm.


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DEC 27 2009
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