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A worker lost his life on Friday, 28 July, in Tarifa (Cadiz) after being trapped in a wind turbine, according to the emergency services.

The event occurred at around midday, when the 112 emergency telephone operators handled a call from a worker who was trapped in the hub (the part of the machine where a shaft is supported and rotates) of a turbine, at a height of 130 metres. The turbine was located at kilometre 90 of the N-340.

Emergency services, including a helicopter ambulance, the Guardia CIvil, fire brigade and police were deployed to the scene.

The health services on the scene were only able to confirm the death of the worker. No further information has been released on how this incident occurred.

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The number of safety-related incidents at onshore wind farms in the UK decreased in 2022, according to a new report that nonetheless acknowledged the “tragic” death of a worker at a wind farm construction site.

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Once again another study confirms there are no health impacts from “infrasound.”

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Another sea eagle which had been fitted with a GPS tracking device as part of a monitoring programme has died after being hit by the blade of a wind turbine in Flevoland, nature journal Nature Today reports.



A company director has been returned for trial in relation to charges arising out of the death of a worker who was killed in a windfarm landslide.

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After settling an appeal in July with a state appeals board, the three companies found to have violated worksite safety laws that led to the death of a worker at the Skookumchuck Wind Farm will pay out the full $549,874 originally levied against them last year.

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Five people are facing manslaughter charges for the death of a Chehalis man who died in January 2020 when a trench that had not been reinforced collapsed during construction of the Skookumchuck Wind Farm along the border of Lewis and Thurston counties.

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Currently working its way through the Tom Green County legal system is a lawsuit filed by Lacey Johnson whose husband, Aaron Johnson, died after falling at a wind turbine in southern Tom Green County. Lacey Johnson is suing Sentry Electrical Group for the wrongful death of her husband.

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For those who’ve fought the wind wars and done battle with renewable energy skeptics, climate denialists, and the “wind turbines cause cancer” crowd, Wind Turbine Syndrome: A Communicated Disease by Simon Chapman and Fiona Crichton is a welcome antidote.

The area – where many residents belong to the Ikoots indigenous group – is coveted for its open, windy coast, and the two sides have been feuding for years. The conflicts date back to 2012 when a consortium of companies tried to build a huge, 396-megawatt offshore wind farm planned for a narrow spit of land in a lagoon near San Mateo.