Articles filed under Safety from UK

Ministry of Defence objected to wind farm plan over drone test safety fears

Serious public safety concerns have been raised after the Ministry of Defence confirmed it had objected to a huge wind farm proposal because of fears it could interfere with radar. ..."It is ‘imperative' that radar returns received by Aberporth are in no way affected by anything which might materially affect the controllers' ability to warn commanders of air vehicles to enable them to discharge their responsibilities under Rule 8 (Avoiding Aerial Collisions) contained within the Air Navigation Order.
5 Mar 2013

Turbine ‘risk to safety of gliders'

A turbine standing higher than York Minster would pose a "significant safety risk" to gliders returning to a rural airfield, planners claim. Pocklington Town Council, Hayton and Burnby parish council and the Wolds Glider Club are among objectors to plans.
4 Mar 2013

Criticism after lorry delay

A windfarm developer has been accused of riding roughshod over residents, who have had to endure further disruption. The latest episode happened on Monday when a vehicle delivering a turbine part became stuck for more than an hour as it was making its way to the site at Wingates.
18 Feb 2013

Still no verdict after port death

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.
12 Feb 2013

Wind blade wrecked by lightning strike

Local resident Sheila Lawes said people in the area are concerned about the dangers if a turbine gets damaged. Another turbine was about to be erected at nearby Piper's Pool and a fresh investigation has now been launched after a second tower was said to have been toppled during high winds in North Cornwall.
6 Feb 2013

Wind turbine collapses in high wind

Margaret Coles, Chairwoman of Bradworthy District Council, said hail storms and strong winds have hit the area and the turbine, installed just three years ago, simply could not withstand the wind. "The bolts on the base could not withstand the wind and as we are a very windy part of the country they [the energy company] have egg on their face," she said. "There are concerns about safety."
30 Jan 2013
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