Videos filed under Safety

Wind Turbine Fires

"Overview of Problems and Solutions in Fire Protection Engineering of Wind Turbines" Presentation by Dr Ricky Carvel from the University of Edinburgh at the 11th International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand.
28 Jul 2014

Catestrophic tornado: 1 turbine blade lands on a daycare, location of other 2 blades unknown

The blades of a wind turbine located at a vo-tech center in Oklahoma were thrown by a tornado that hit the area. One of the blades smashed into a daycare center a quarter-mile away. ABC News reports that the whereabouts of the other two blades are still unknown. In addition to this single turbine, the Canadian Hills wind energy facility is eight miles away. Another project is proposed in an area just 3 miles away. Duration: 4 minutes 17 seconds
2 Jun 2013

Lowell wind turbine part tips truck; closes I91 in Vermont

A trailer carrying a 115,000 pound base column for a wind turbine detached from the truck hauling it and rolled off Interstate 91 Southbound in Irasburg near the Orleans exit. Green Mountain Power is trucking parts from Island Pond to Lowell Mountain where it is building 21 turbines on the ridgeline. About 120 truckloads are slated to make the trip through September. Duration 1 minute 48 seconds
20 Jul 2012

Iberdrola turbine burns

A wind turbine near Grafton caught fire Tuesday, May 22 2012. The flames were strong as the smoke streamed from the tower. Fire crews didn't get close at first because of burning debris falling down. Duration: 1 minute 2 seconds
23 May 2012

Tornado meets turbine

Twisters ripped through Harper County, Kansas on May 19, 2012. Five turbines were destroyed at the nearby wind farm under construction. Debris from the torn blades was reported as far as 1 mile away. Duration: 2 minutes 27 seconds
21 May 2012

Vestas: What turbines do when the wind is not blowing

Vestas, the largest wind turbine manufacturer, demonstrates just how oblivious the wind industry is to the impacts of spinning blades. In this holiday greeting video, viewers are treated to the fun of ice throw. Duration: 1 minute 18 seconds
22 Dec 2011
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