A follow up letter sent to WorkSafe Victoria, including a Blade Throw Risk Assessment undertaken at Hills of Gold Wind Farm in NSW. The supplementary letter includes the following: Alerting WorkSafe to the risk of human life due to blade throw and blade fragment throw,Calling on the requirement of all Wind Farms in the Moyne … Continue reading Alerting WorkSafe Victoria
Police warn local traffic road closed after wind turbine blade truck accident 8th December, 2020 By Andrew Thomson, The Standard https://www.standard.net.au/story/7045275/truck-carrying-82m-wind-turbine-blade-goes-off-road/ The rear of the trailer carrying the 82-metre long wind turbine blade has gone off the road surface and become stuck. UPDATED, Tuesday, 8.10am: A truck transporting an 82-metre wind turbine blade has gone … Continue reading Wind Turbine Blade Truck Accident
'Firetrace added that if one in 2,000 turbines catches fire each year, it suggests that a typical wind farm with 150 turbines would be hit by one or two fires in 20 years of operation'.
Blade falls from Dundonnell Wind Farm turbine, launching investigation 6th October 2020 By Jackson Graham, The Standard https://www.standard.net.au/story/6957141/wind-farm-stops-after-blade-falls-from-turbine/ LOST BLADE: The wind farm with the missing blade pictured from Hamilton Highway. Picture: Supplied. A BLADE has fallen from a south-west wind farm, launching an investigation to determine exactly how the dangerous incident occurred. Tilt Renewables … Continue reading Blade Falls From Dundonnell Wind Farm Turbine
“We can only fight it on planning grounds whereas we think it needs to be debated at a much wider level,” she said.
“They are selling the wind farm to council as an answer to climate change and greenhouse gas but it is not.”~ Kathy Russell, Mt Pollock Landscape Guardians.
"There were high winds all week and ironically, it could have been the wind that knocked over the mast..."~ Tash Blake, Strzlecki Community Alliance
Eagle-eyed residents near the Lal Lal Windfarm have spotted a wind turbine missing one of its three blades.
Thought to have occurred last night, locals have noticed the turbines at Spreadeagle Road near Yendon have not been running this morning.