May 25, 2012
New Hampshire

Non-life-threatening injuries in steamroller accident

By PAULA TRACY | 25 May 2012

GROTON – A worker at the Groton Wind Farm construction site was injured by a steamroller Friday.
State and local officials were on the scene at the end of Groton Hollow Road and had asked for a jaws of life.
It was not clear whether OSHA had been called.
The accident site is in a mountainous area in the town of Groton but there is no access by road from any other direction but Rumney.
The accident was reported about 2 p.m. A request for helicopter was denied because of fog.
An official for Iberdrola Renewables, the company that is building the 24 wind towers on Fletcher and Tenney mountains, refused the Union Leader access to the site.
The official said the accident was not life-threatening.
At 3:15 p.m. the two ambulances that responded, along with a State Trooper and E.J. Thompson of the Groton Police, had not left the property.
Groton Wind Farm was given a license for site and facility work by the state Site Evaluation Committee earlier this year and is presently blasting and laying footings for the towers, each which, with blades attached, will be 410 feet high.
The plan is to have much of the work done by the fall and be operational in 2013 with the electricity being purchased by NStar in Boston.

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