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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 accident occurred at about 9 a.m. Friday. Initial reports said he fell 40 feet, but Blanchard said he actually fell from 60 feet inside the turbine tower onto a platform 40 feet off the turbine floor.
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.
A crane operator was killed while installing Vestas turbines at a site in Germany, the Danish wind equipment company says. The accident happened yesterday morning when a blade dropped onto the crane cabin during installation by the subcontractor.
All five crew sustained injuries and a doctor was transferred to the vessel by lifeboat. The Island Panther made its way back to Wells where East of England Ambulance Service received the injured crew.
A wind turbine contractor was injured at the Twin Ridges Wind Farm in Wellersburg Tuesday afternoon when a large piece of steel fell on him. The Wellersburg fire department and Meyersdale EMS were dispatched at 3:30 p.m., according to Somerset County Control.
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.
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.
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 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.