Articles filed under Safety from Ohio

Deal Reached for Turbine-Damaged Roads

Underwood said that because of the time it took to reach this agreement, the repairs would not be made until the Spring of 2018, making the roads un-plowable. Washington Township and the Engineers Office will be closing Washington Township 85, and portions of 22, and 115 within the next few weeks. 
23 Dec 2017

Senator seeks to ease wind setback rules

No new wind farm applications have been filed with the Ohio Power Siting Board since. Mr. Hite said some projects already approved before the stricter rules took effect would like to take advantage of new technology developed in recent years, but they fear that changing the projects’ designs now would open them to the tighter restrictions.
15 Sep 2017

Turbine safety concerns

The city's motion alleges that representatives of Champaign Wind have failed to contact either CareFlight, a medical helicopter operator, or Grimes Field Airport when determining locations for the turbines, and instead relied solely on a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration that declared that the proposed turbine sites would present "no hazard."
9 Oct 2012

Safety issue idles wind turbine at Clay

Toledo Edison shut down a 900 kilowatt wind turbine installed at Clay High School in May because it is missing a trip switch that would prevent backfeeding of electrical energy to and from Edison's substation. The Direct Transfer Trip switch costs $200,000 ...Edison denied a request from the district for a temporary operating permit to run the turbine until the matter could be resolved. "We can't run that risk."
20 Jul 2012

Broken turbine blade problem found

"Vestas has concluded that the root cause of the failure of the initial blade was due to a wrinkle in the carbon fiber of the spar (the support structure of the blade)," the report reads. "This wrinkle caused damage to propagate to the point of failure after the blade experienced high loads for a low number of cycles."
2 Jun 2012

Crews work to repair damaged wind turbine

Since April 24th, all 55 of the wind turbines on the wind farm have sat quietly in the fields, blades stopped, as crews try to determine exactly what damaged two blades off a turbine, sending debris raining down on the field below. The wind farm is owned by EDP Renewables.
1 Jun 2012

Blade gets splintered during ferocious storm

Lightning struck the turbine shortly after midnight, pelting trucks parked below the machine with debris, according to various reports. Wastewater plant personnel successfully shut down the turbine a few hours later, safety personnel said. ...The 400-kilowatt turbine is the second of two erected by NexGen, which became operational in early 2010.
27 Aug 2011

Authorities still investigating arson at wind turbine site

The investigation into the destruction of a crane at the site of a wind turbine in northern Van Wert County is continuing. The half-million dollar piece of equipment was destroyed by fire during the early morning hours of July 3, and three gas-powered flood lights were smashed by vandals
16 Jul 2011

Bellevue teen killed by fall from wind turbine

A Bellevue teen died after an apparent fall from a wind turbine, family and friends say, but police have yet to confirm what happened. Bellevue police officials said only that they are investigating the death of Ernesto "Ernie" Garcia, 17, who died early Monday at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.
15 Jun 2011
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