[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Man electrocuted driving a crane  

Credit:  Staff reports | Rutland Herald | April 19, 2017 | www.rutlandherald.com ~~

SEARSBURG— A Maine man was killed Tuesday after the crane he was driving struck a high-tension power line at a construction site, police said.

David Sprague, 59, of Windham, Maine, was operating a crane on a wind turbine construction site on Putnam Road in Searsburg around 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Vermont State Police.

As Sprague was driving under a series of high-tension power lines, the crane struck one of the lines. Police said Sprague was electrocuted and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sprague was working for Reed & Reed Inc., a construction company in Maine which has built a number of wind-power projects.

An autopsy will be performed by the state’s chief medical examiner.

Green Mountain Power responded immediately and quickly rendered the scene safe. State Police were assisted by the Wilmington Fire Department, Bennington Fire Department, Deerfield Valley Rescue Squad and Bennington Rescue Squad.

Source:  Staff reports | Rutland Herald | April 19, 2017 | www.rutlandherald.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


Tag: Accidents

News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.