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Wind Power News: Accidents


See also: Wind Turbine Accident data (worldwide) at Scotland Against Spin

Willmar, Minn., wind turbines may be nearing end of their useful life
November 27, 2022 • Minnesota

Wind turbine near Heath and Reach out of action ‘for months’ as it waits for replacement part
November 27, 2022 • England

Un aerogenerador de 75 metros se viene abajo en uno de los parques eólicos de la comarca leonesa de la Maragatería
November 24, 2022 • Spain

Strong winds damage wind turbines at the Lucelo wind farm in Spain
November 24, 2022 • Spain

Massive wind turbine bursts into flames as fire crews race to tackle blaze
November 23, 2022 • Scotland

Wind turbine on fire in Aberdeenshire as black smoke fills sky near St Cyrus
November 23, 2022 • Scotland

Family of man who froze to death after being stranded at wind farm awarded £860k
November 23, 2022 • Scotland

Windrad wegen Schwachstellen im Beton gesprengt [Wind turbine blown up, tower flaw]
November 21, 2022 • Germany

Two dead after wind blade truck overturns in South America
November 18, 2022 • Brazil

Fears over trace metals found in burn near Viking Energy site
November 12, 2022 • Scotland

Gas leak at Scotland’s ‘largest’ wind farm led to evacuation of workers
November 9, 2022 • Scotland

Zülpich: Flügel von Windrad abgerissen
November 9, 2022 • Germany

Schon wieder: Rotorblatt von Windrad abgebrochen
October 27, 2022 • Germany

Wind turbine catches fire in Williamsburg early Monday morning
October 24, 2022 • Iowa

Wind turbine wrapped in flames in lightning storm as huge smoke plume fills sky
October 20, 2022 • Ireland

Tintreach, toirneach agus tuilte tuartha anocht
October 19, 2022 • Ireland

Turbine struck by lightning as thunderstorm warning in effect
October 19, 2022 • Ireland

Blow for Viking as problems found with underground cables
October 18, 2022 • Scotland

Wind farm company fined over €200,000 following death of employee in Sligo landslide Patrick McCaffrey and his wife, Helen.
October 15, 2022 • Ireland

Windrad brennt an der Müritz
October 15, 2022 • Germany

WA wind turbine collapse linked to a crack in the steel tower
October 7, 2022 • Australia

Denmark’s under-performing and curtailed wind turbines have lost DKK 2.1bn in asset revenue
October 5, 2022 • Denmark

Tesla Megapack battery caught fire at PG&E substation in California
September 23, 2022 • California

Calls for Derrybrien wind farm to be reactivated rejected
September 22, 2022 • Ireland

Derrybrien windfarm won’t be reopened – minister
September 22, 2022 • Ireland

Trailer transporting part of windmill overturns
September 15, 2022 • Kansas

Crane accident under investigation
September 15, 2022 • Iowa

Oregon wind farm sees blades, bolts fly off as failures mount: report
September 1, 2022 • Oregon

Wind Bust: How an airborne blade exposed broader problems at PGE’s flagship wind farm
September 1, 2022 • Oregon

Why accident, safety data is hard to come by for wind industry
September 1, 2022 • Oregon

Power failure during high winds caused giant £2million wind turbine to spin uncontrollably and collapse
August 31, 2022 • Wales

Huge 300ft turbine that crashed to the ground had spun too fast, investigation concludes
August 27, 2022 • Wales

RWE to dismantle wind farm after safety concerns
August 27, 2022 • Germany

Wind farm Jüchen A 44n: turbines to be dismantled; new wind farm to be connected to the grid in 2023
August 27, 2022 • Germany, Press releases

Upcoming investigation: How an airborne blade exposed broader problems at PGE’s flagship wind farm
August 19, 2022 • Oregon

Damaged turbine to be replaced
August 19, 2022 • England

Kerry councillor calls for a halt on wind turbines after North Kerry bog slide
August 16, 2022 • Ireland

Hull wind turbine blaze ‘likely to have been caused by an electrical or mechanical fault’
August 5, 2022 • England

Wind turbine destroyed after catching fire on industrial estate in Yorkshire
August 5, 2022 • England

Inspection finds no additional ‘imminent’ concerns after blade falls from wind turbine in Gloucester
August 5, 2022 • Massachusetts

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