February 18, 2020

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Accidents

Accident Images

Unfortunately, some people are forced to face death inevitably in the face. Once such tragic instance occurred in 2013 when...
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Resources

Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy

We urgently need to stop the ecological posturing and invest in gas and nuclear The Global Wind Energy Council recently...
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Industry Perspectives Regulations

What regulations exist for fire protection in wind turbines?

By Michelle Froese The United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety, and Health Administration recommends the installation of fire detection...
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International Fires

Wind Turbines and Fires

Wind turbines, like many other big machines, rarely but occasionally catch fire. In 2018 there were some 2200 wind turbines...
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Industry Perspectives

Taming insurance claim costs by investigating failures

Wind-power projects represent significant capital investments of many millions. So it’s no surprise that, average claims for wind-turbine failures run between...
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Industry Perspectives

Overview of Problems and Solutions in Fire Protection Engineering of Wind Turbines

The wind energy industry is one of today’s leading industries in the renewable energy sector, providing an affordable and sustainable...
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Industry Perspectives

Fires are major cause of wind farm failure, according to new research

Date: July 16, 2014 Source: Imperial College London Summary:Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines, after...
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Industry Perspectives

Design’s role in construction accident causality and prevention: Perspectives from an expert panel

Improving the safety and health of construction workers through design practices upstream of the construction phase is the objective of...
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Accidents

Wind Turbine Accidents

Windmill topples over in Friesland during severe wind warning December 9, 2019 • Netherlands Conneaut’s harbor roads reopen after turbine...
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Accidents Safety First

THE DARK SIDE OF “GREEN”: WIND TURBINE ACCIDENTS, INJURIES AND FATALITIES RAISE SERIOUS SAFETY CONCERNS

Source: https://www.eastcountymagazine.org   By Miriam Raftery   April 4, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Today marks the “International Protest...
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Recent News

Tom Harris: The conservative case for real environmentalism and the reality of green energy

Source: https://www.rebelnews.com/ The American climate realists at the Heartland Institute hosted a counter gathering to the UN's annual global warming conference in...
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Dangers of Turbines

Witnesses say broken wind turbine caused several hundred acre fire

Source: wattsupwiththat.com The Juniper Fire is now 40 percent contained, according to a press release. The fire is mostly burning...
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Safety First

Twisting in the Wind

Source: abcofire.com Wind turbines are impressive structures. At times towering over 300’ tall, their blades measure over 100’ long apiece...
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Dangers of Turbines

Nextera Energy investigates cause of wind turbine fire in West Pubnico

Source: cbc.ca Wind company says work to remove and replace the burned parts will take place in the spring The...
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Dangers of Turbines

Crews respond to wind turbine on fire in Columbia County

Crews are responding Monday to a wind turbine in Columbia County that is on fire. According to Columbia County dispatch,...
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Dangers of Turbines Safety First

Overheated bearings, gearboxes among causes of wind turbine fires

Wind turbines often catch fire and burn much more frequently than is reported, a study from the UK and Sweden...
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Dangers of Turbines

Wind turbine blamed for Rhodes Ranch 3 Fire in Mulberry Canyon south of Merkel

A motor on a wind turbine caught fire and is blamed for sparking a wildfire Monday in Mulberry Canyon in southwest...
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Dangers of Turbines

It’s ‘exceedingly rare’ for a fire to have engulfed this wind turbine in Iowa

A wind turbine in northwest Iowa caught on fire and one of its blades fell to the ground as seen in...
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Recent News

Fanning the Flames… What do we really know about wind turbine fires?

By Suzanne Albright The answer is pretty clear when it comes to fires that make the headlines; impressive videos of...
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