Claims that 300 tonne wind turbines are safe as houses fall hollow with each self-immolation, total collapse and ‘component liberation’ event. Far from being safe, clean and green, this is an industry that has already killed 200 people.
By way of comparison, the French get 75-85% of their power from nuclear plants and haven’t suffered so much as a scratch since they started in 1962. By contrast, the wind industry (which really only got off the ground in the late 1990s and still generates a trifling amount of electricity) has clocked up around 220 fatalities – see the helpful collection of stats compiled by Caithness Windfarm Information Forum all available here: www.caithnesswindfarms.co.uk
A fair proportion of those killed and injured are maintenance, transport and construction workers, crushed or maimed by runaway turbine blades or toppling towers. Of the currently recorded 218 fatalities:
125 were wind industry and direct support workers (divers, construction, maintenance,
engineers, etc), or small turbine owner /operators
93 were public fatalities, including workers not directly dependent on the wind industry (e.g.
transport workers, ecologists)
The 56m blade that speared the Kenworth prime mover (see above) at Willogoleche wind farm (near Hallett in South Australia’s Mid-North) didn’t send anyone to the morgue. But that was, apparently, another case of good luck, not good management.
Here’s another one. This time from the Cowboy State of Wyoming, USA.
Crash involving semi hauling a wind turbine blade occurred near Sundance Wednesday
16 December 2020
A 3-vehicle crash was reported Wednesday, December 9th around 11:00 a.m. near Sundance, Wyoming involving a semi hauling a large wind turbine blade.
According to the Sundance Times, the truck was rounding a corner near a Wyoming Port of Entry before overturning. The crash also involved a semi hauling a cattle trailer and a pickup truck.
The crash caused the blade to impact both other vehicles. The pickup truck ultimately caught fire and became fully engulfed.
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January 30, 2021 at 12:32AM