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Blade snaps off windmill  

Credit:  Austrian Independent | austrianindependent.com 20 June 2012 ~~

An Austrian wind farm had to be closed after a blade snapped off one of the wind turbines, and fell over 100 metres to the ground.

According to Austrian power the reason was a production fault and not because of a lightning strike as had previously been feared.

The Deutschkreutz Windpark in Burgenland was secured and closed off immediately after the accident according to Austrian Windpower spokesperson Gerhard Altmann.

“An initial investigation has shown that the incident occurred due to a production fault. It has been taken away for repair.”

Nobody was injured during the incident.

Investigations are now being carried out on all the other rotary blades to check their safety.

Source:  Austrian Independent | austrianindependent.com 20 June 2012

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