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Anderson Trucking Service, a Minnesota-based trucking company, and DMI Industries Inc., a company that manufactures and transports wind turbine parts, are also defendants. Crawford and Lethiot were working for the companies at the time of the crash, the suit says.
A NextEra wind-turbine maintenance worker has been killed while working on a project in Iowa. According to a statement released by the local sheriffs office, the worker fell while inside the tower of the Clipper Windpower 2.5MW Liberty turbine located at the Endeavor wind centre. Reports say he fell over 60 feet.
Authorities say 33-year-old Christopher Paulette of Spirit Lake, was taken to a local hospital after the incident where he later died.
He was taken to Medicine Lodge and then transported to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in Wichita where he remains in critical condition.
A mobile crane driver was killed on Monday this week when his eight-axle crane came off a hillside road on a Lancashire wind farm project.
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.
Rescue helicopter crew chief Dave Greenberg said co-workers performed CPR on the second man, but he was pronounced dead by a Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic at the scene. The injured man is understood to be 34 and from the Philippines.
The technician suffered third-degree burns in the accident at the Iberdrola Streator Cayuga Ridge South Wind Farm near Odell, Ill. An investigation by OSHA found Outland didn't ensure technicians placed locks and tags on ground-level switches. A worker flipped a switch, energizing a transformer while the technician was working 350 feet above.
"The fact that these towers are narrow, unmarked, and grey in color makes for a structure that is nearly invisible under some atmospheric conditions," NTSB investigator Kristi Dunks wrote in the report.
On January 10, 2011, at 10:57 PST, a Rockwell International S-2R, impacted a meteorological tower (met tower) during an aerial application on Webb Tract Island, Oakley, California. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the pilot was killed. The met tower was erected for the purposes of planning a wind energy facility.
RCMP said the man was riding his snowmobile near St. Joseph, 97 kilometres south of Winnipeg, when he struck construction material at about 5 p.m. The site is in the area where Premier Greg Selinger went on Tuesday to announce the first of 60 huge wind turbines were beginning to turn.
An employee was injured early Friday at the Vestas wind turbine plant south of Pueblo. Pueblo police said a 29-year-old man suffered "crushing injuries" to one of his hands.
This week, utility giant National Grid teamed up with Nantucket High School in Massachusetts to erect a 100 kilowatt wind turbine on school property. The 158-foot turbine  is located immediately adjacent to the school's football and baseball fields and by the road that runs behind the school.
News is coming in of an accident at the Port of Harwich in the UK, where a crane has dropped a wind turbine blade this moning. We understand from people at the scene that a 45 tonne blade root was being lifted in an H-type lifting frame by the jack up vessel Sea Jack, when the frame gave way and dropped the load onto the banksman employed by Siemens.
A worker hurt during an East County wind-farm accident Monday remained hospitalized Tuesday, while a colleague was expected to go home, company officials said. The two were working around noon Monday in the nacelle, or hub, of a wind turbine on the Campo Indian Reservation when a piece of electrical equipment sent off a giant spark.
A wind-farm worker who was electrocuted around noon Monday was airlifted to safety from the Campo Indian Reservation, authorities said. Two other men were hurt. One was taken to a hospital by ambulance, and the other sought help on his own.
A North Dakota based construction company is facing three proposed penalties following a deadly Iowa wind farm accident last October. ..."The employer did not ensure the all terrain fork truck operators were competent and capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards." IOSHA claims Wanzek "did not instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the regulations.
A Norfolk action group has highlighted the lack of industry regulation on wind turbines by producing its own report. Campaign group 4Villages said there is a growing danger to the public from wind turbine accidents, with an increasing number of incidents worldwide involving giant turbines catching fire, losing propeller parts or shedding lumps of ice.
A 33-year-old man is recovering from a severe electric burn he sustained Tuesday afternoon while working on a wind turbine north of Dexter ...Officials believe the turbine was electrically charged when Chlan was working on it, giving the worker an electrical burn on his left arm, Amazi said.
The worker is an employee of Vestas, a wind turbine manufacturer. A spokesman with that company said the incident was under investigation and details would be provided when they became available. Olavarria said the worker was outside the turbine in front of its nose when the explosion and fire occurred. It's not clear what caused the explosion or what burned, but the turbines do have lubricating oil inside, she said.