A windmill in Denmark collapsed during a storm in Denmark on Feb 22, 2008. The braking system failed while two technicians worked in the turret at the top. The technicians were able to get out before the collapse. Pieces of the shattered turbine were sent more than 500 meters away. Additional footage can be viewed by clicking here. Duration: 40 seconds
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The Jo Daviess County Board permitted a wind farm developer to place turbines such that safety setbacks overlapped an adjacent homeowner's residence. The safety setbacks were established to provide protection in the event of blade and ice throws, tower collapse, noise etc. The homeowner who made the video states, "I can no longer safely occupy my own property within the setbacks!" The only recourse for homeowners is to seek legal action.
A blade on one of the turbines at the Waymart wind farm in Wayne County, PA shredded in high wind conditions. The 43 wind turbines along the Moosic Mountain Ridge went online in 2003. Duration: 16 seconds
Driving down I-10 near Palm Springs, CA, the publisher noticed one of the windmills on fire. Duration: 0 minutes, 39 seconds