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Huge cranes work to remove damaged wind turbine beside Boston Harbor

WCVB TV|June 2, 2023
MassachusettsSafetyStructural Failure

Footage from Monday of the 100-foot-tall turbine appears to show it wobbling before a piece flies off and lands with an audible crash. Later video appears to show something hanging off one of the three blades as it continues to turn. After cranes removed the blades of the turbine and lowered the assembly to the ground on Friday, some of the damage was visible.


BOSTON — Huge cranes are working Friday alongside Boston Harbor to remove a damaged wind turbine located on Deer Island.

Footage from Monday of the 100-foot-tall turbine appears to show it wobbling before a piece flies off and lands with an audible crash. Later video appears to show something hanging off one of the three blades as it continues to turn.

After cranes removed the blades of the turbine and lowered the assembly to the ground on Friday, some of the damage was visible.

According to MWRA officials, the turbine had been offline and locked since April 2022 because it was broken. Following Monday's incident, crews were eventually able to stop the blades from spinning and secure the turbine.

"Although it’s too soon to speculate on …

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BOSTON — Huge cranes are working Friday alongside Boston Harbor to remove a damaged wind turbine located on Deer Island.

Footage from Monday of the 100-foot-tall turbine appears to show it wobbling before a piece flies off and lands with an audible crash. Later video appears to show something hanging off one of the three blades as it continues to turn.

After cranes removed the blades of the turbine and lowered the assembly to the ground on Friday, some of the damage was visible.

According to MWRA officials, the turbine had been offline and locked since April 2022 because it was broken. Following Monday's incident, crews were eventually able to stop the blades from spinning and secure the turbine.

"Although it’s too soon to speculate on what happened, it appears that this morning’s strong winds broke the braking mechanism, and the turbine began to free spin," officials wrote in a statement on Monday.

Deer Island is home to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's wastewater treatment plant, and two wind turbines are located on the island's southwest side. The area also features walking trails and space for picnicking.


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