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The U.S. Department of Labor has opened a second investigation at a Pratt County wind farm after two workers were injured in separate incidents in less than a week. The latest incident happened Wednesday night after a 4-pound bolt fell and struck Blattner Energy employee Gary Newman on the head – knocking him unconscious. ...NextEra Energy Resources contracted with Blattner Energy to be the general contractor for the construction site.
On arrival, deputies were told one of the workers had fallen about 126 feet from the turbine and landed on his back in the mud below. ...Another worker was trapped for about 30 minutes, hanging by his safety harness.
Siemens has been ordered to pay compensation of almost 1 million Danish crowns ($150,000) to three people who fell ill after working at a wind turbine factory, a court in the city of Aalborg in Denmark said on Thursday.
The fishing vessel started sinking after it crashed into the wind turbine off the Cumbrian coast. One man sustained injuries in the incident.
One of the men, aged 58, suffered a head injury and was taken to hospital for treatment.
It is understood that the man had been working on the €145m Meenadreen wind farm extension project when the tragedy occurred.
Construction work has ground to a halt at a Lambton County wind farm following a worker being seriously injured on site Tuesday night.
A woman crashed her car at the bottom of a wind turbine outside Helix, and an emergency helicopter rushed her to a hospital. But plenty of questions remain about the crash and the victim.
“We were called out at 2.38 to Flower Scar Road near Todmorden. “A man had fallen inside the turbine. Police, fire and ambulance attended. He was taken to Preston hospital for non-life threatening injuries. “The incident has been reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).”
The inquiry will take at least two months, it is understood. The two men, aged 19 and 21, died as a result of the fire in the turbine nacelle on 29 October. The developer called the loss a “tragic accident”.
San Diego Supervisor Dianne Jacob has voiced grave concerns over fire dangers posed by wind turbines in our backcountry, but other Supervisors ignored the fire risks, pushing through approve of the Tule Wind project as well as a County wind ordinance that opens up more rural areas for wind energy development. Yet these remote communites lack specialized firefighting forces such as the team used to ultimately quell the Netherlands wind turbine fire – and in on many days lately, have no fire station open at all, fueling growing safety concerns among residents.
Two mechanics managed to get themselves to safety in time, reported a police spokesperson. Rescuers found the body of a deceased mechanic next to the wind turbine on the ground.
This is the third accident to occur on the site of the park during the past year. The other two accidents, however, proved more tragic, with two workers who were killed in September and November 2012. According to Ms. Lemaire, it is "three separate events," no linkage between them.
"But when weather becomes a factor, and I'm thinking about 9:30 , 10 o'clock last night when they said this may have occurred, it was very nasty and visibilities were quite poor," Zampetti said. "Why the helicopter got into this area, no idea. But any time weather becomes a factor, you're messing with disaster."
The Mehoopany Wind Farm, operated by BP Wind Energy, is the site of a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of five people Saturday night. It took off from Tri-Cities Airport in Endicott earlier that evening.
OSHA said the size of the openings on a platform where turbine workers stand high on the tower was considered too wide. The second violation was because bolts were missing from multiple places on the turbine ladder.
Twenty-two people were injured yesterday following protests over the construction of a wind farm owned by Spain's Gas Natural Fenosa in Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca, Agence France-Presse reported, citing local prosecutor Manuel de Jesus Lopez.
The pilot of a fan-powered parasail was not electrocuted but fell about 50 feet to the ground when his ultralight aircraft ran into a power line near a major PG&E substation ...The hills in the area are dotted with dozens of wind turbines, which feed the substation
Investigators are still searching for answers to an accident which left one man crushed to death under a wind turbine. Engineer Per Terp, 42, from Norresundby, Denmark, died when he was trapped between a crane and part of a wind turbine at Harwich Port.
The technical team, which included 28 members and units from as far away as Onset, arrived a short time later and worked to immobilize the man ...It took crews over an hour to get the man out of the tower so he could be taken to the hospital.