2 men die on wind turbine


Locutus
#1
Via Ogrish with a google translate but you get the idea. Pretty powerful image:



This happened on 29 of October in the Netherlands (in Ooltgensplaat to be more precise).

A crew of four was conducting routine maintenance to the 67 meter high turbine. They were in a gondola next to the turbine when a fire broke out. The fire quickly engulfed the only escape route (the stairs in the shaft), trapping two of the maintenance crew on top of the turbine. One of them jumped down and was found in a field next to the turbine. The other victim was found by a special firefighter team that ascended the turbine when the fire died down a bit. The cause of the fire is unknown, but is believed to be a short circuit.

Firefighters are fairly powerless to do anything to fight fires on wind turbines, and due to high costs maintenance crews have limited means and training to escape an emergency situation.

The tragedy in Ooltgensplaat has lead to a political inquiry ('kamervragen' in dutch) into safety precautions for wind turbine maintenance crews.



original link if anyone can translate it better:

Brand windmolen: 'Verlies collega's hartverscheurend' - Nieuws.nl
 
SLM
#2
Oh my God, what a horrific fate. Quite the death trap in an accident isn't it?
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
+1
#3
Oh my god! Look at all that carbon polluting up the air!

Okay, I know, too soon.
 
taxslave
+1
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

Oh my god! Look at all that carbon polluting up the air!

Okay, I know, too soon.

My first thought too. Look at the carbon footprint of that "green" energy.
 
DurkaDurka
+2
#5  Top Rated Post
I would love to die in a wind turbine, hopefully after eating a dozen tacos lol
 
SLM
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka View Post

I would love to die in a wind turbine, hopefully after eating a dozen tacos lol

Looking to take a few people with you eh? Lol.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
+1
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

Looking to take a few people with you eh? Lol.

No Durka just wants his world to end in an amber flare up.
 
Liberalman
#8
Green kills
 

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