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Human error caused turbine blaze

Human error has been blamed for a fire which destroyed a wind turbine at the Nissan car plant on Wearside.

Turbine Fire


An investigation has revealed that a loose bolt jammed in the turning mechanism which caused brakes on the turbine to overheat.

Traffic was disrupted on the A19 on 23 December 2005 amid fears the 167ft (51m) turbine could fall onto the road.

The remaining five turbines have now been restarted and the damaged one should be operating later this year.

Nissan said in a statement that the company was "fully satisfied that the cause of the fire was human error during the commissioning phase of the project, and was not down to any inherent problem with the turbine itself".

It continued: "This has been borne out by the thorough investigations on both the damaged turbine and the remaining five, which have been running at the plant since mid-January, with no problems."
Turbine Fire


An investigation has revealed that a loose bolt jammed in the turning mechanism which caused brakes on the turbine to overheat.

Traffic was disrupted on the A19 on 23 December 2005 amid fears the 167ft (51m) turbine could fall onto the road.

The remaining five turbines have now been restarted and the damaged one should be operating later this year.

Nissan said in a statement that the company was "fully satisfied that the cause of the fire was human error during the commissioning phase of the project, and was not down to any inherent problem with the turbine itself".

It continued: "This has been borne out by the thorough investigations on both the damaged turbine and the remaining five, which have been running at the plant since mid-January, with no problems."

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/...

MAR 1 2006
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