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Traffic on US 30 at the Grovertown Truck Stop was delayed Wednesday morning for a two vehicle accident that ended up being deadly. The Starke County Sheriff’s Department 9-1-1 Center received a call of a traffic accident involving a passenger car and a semi at 6:11 a.m. CST.
Ming Yang said that according to preliminary analysis, the tower fell because the foundation bolts were not properly fastened in the course of turbine installation. This was exacerbated by the Class I winds at the location.
An unidentified construction worker suffered unspecified injuries Tuesday afternoon when he fell into a manhole while working on the windmill lead line project in the area of Green and Grant streets.
Legislation setting stricter standards for marking meteorological towers after a fatal plane crash on a Delta island last year awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature. The bill, approved by the state Assembly on Thursday, requires that all such towers 50 feet and taller be clearly marked.
The man, 25, was working at a height of about 40 to 50 metres inside the turbine when he was hit by a 3kg object.
A Portland man is lucky to be alive after being hit by a falling three-kilogram piece of tubing at a Macarthur wind farm. The man, 24, was working on a tower at a height of about 50 metres when he was hit on the head and shoulder by the plastic tubing, which had fallen about 20 metres.
A man was seriously injured after the stream roller he was operating went over an embankment and rolled over, trapping him inside. ...Officials said they were unable to fly him to the hospital because of the weather. He was taken by ambulance instead.
A worker at the Groton Wind Farm construction site was injured by a steamroller Friday. State and local officials were on the scene at the end of Groton Hollow Road and had asked for a jaws of life. It was not clear whether OSHA had been called.
A man working inside a wind turbine in Nolan County when it was struck by lightning Monday was listed in stable condition at a Sweetwater hospital, according to fire officials.
German news agency dapd reported the diver's death was the third deadly incident at German offshore wind farms in two years. Germany is seeking to multiply wind power generation with new offshore platforms in the North and Baltic Seas, but their construction and operation is logistically challenging.
At Stirling Sheriff Court, manufacturer Nordex UK admitted a number of health and safety breaches on the site. The Manchester-based firm admitted that between 1 November 2006 and 22 May 2007 it failed to ensure the health and safety of employees at the wind farm.
Building offshore wind parks can be a deadly occupation. Three construction workers have already drowned whilst working on German projects in the North and Baltic Seas. 80 serious accidents have been registered, it was reported Sunday.
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas says a worker was injured at the site of the 420MW Macarthur Wind Farm in Australia earlier today. "Our focus at this stage is to ensure that the injured worker receives swift and appropriate medical attention, which is already underway," says Vestas.
The defendants designed, tested, marketed and distributed the safety equipment he used while employed by Clipper Windpower Inc., as a repair worker, according to the lawsuit. Clipper Windpower was not named as a defendant in the suit.
"After a thorough investigation into training and safety practices and operating procedures used at the time of the accident and currently, the department concluded that no violations of employee training or safety standards were present."
Thousands of the giant wind machines violate a federal requirement to give technicians who work inside the towers enough maneuvering space to get up and down their ladders safely. The standard says the space near the ladder should be free of permanent obstructions that could cause serious head or back injuries if a climber slips or is moving fast.
A 70-year-old woman was injured on Monday after her car hit a semitrailer carrying a large wind turbine blade. The woman was driving her car south on Highway 85 in Platteville at 4 p.m. when she collided with the turbine truck as it was turning.
A Coastguard spokesman said: "The helicopter went and winched him from the top of the turbine and took him straight to Ipswich Hospital. "They had to make sure from the people that run the wind farm that the blades were in a wide position and stopped. They rotated them so they were in a safe position.
The killing of a man during a demonstration against wind plant construction in the Mexican state of Oaxaca has brought new weight to allegations of death threats against local protestors from the indigenous Zapaoteca community.
The worker was taken to hospital and the ministry sent in an inspector who "issued a stop work order to hold the scene pending further investigation," Lin said. ...First Solar Inc. is building two 20-megawatt solar farms in St. Clair Township, including the Moore Solar Farm north of Rokeby Line and west of Highway 40.