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Wind power generator collapses in Aomori Prefecture

HIGASHIDORI, Aomori – A 68-meter-high wind power generator has fallen down from its base, its owner said Wednesday.

A worker at Eurus Energy Iwaya inspected the “Iwaya Wind Farm” wind power generation facility it operates in Higashidori after receiving a report that a power failure occurred at about 9:55 p.m. on Monday, and found one of the 25 generators had fallen down. Nobody was injured.

Company officials said they are investigating the cause of the accident, noting that there is no record of strong winds on that day. Generators at the facility, which were made in Denmark and each have a 1,300-kilowatt output, are designed to withstand winds up to 60 meters per second.

The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency dispatched two inspectors to the scene to investigate the cause of the accident and is poised to order the company to submit a report on the accident within a month. (Mainichi)

The pole supporting the wind power generator lies on the premises of Iwaya Wind Farm in Higashidori, Aomori Prefecture, on Wednesday after falling down.

The pole supporting the wind power generator lies on the premises of Iwaya Wind Farm in Higashidori, Aomori Prefecture, on Wednesday after falling down.

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