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Fatal wind farm accident

A fatal wind farm incident has been brought to the attention of IMCA. A crane operator working at an onshore wind farm site in Europe was killed when a blade dropped onto the cab during the installation of a turbine.

Crane cab destroyed by turbine blade landing on top of it
Crane cab destroyed by turbine blade landing on top of it

The turbine manufacturer noted that further updates on the accident will be provided when the root cause analysis has been carried out.

Further information is available from

Safety Event

Published: 30 January 2013
Download: IMCA SF 03/13

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