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FATALITY: SECOND WINDFARM DEATH IN TWO WEEKS

Workman fell on operational windfarm under maintenance

It has been reported STV News that a workman has died after falling from a turbine at the onshore Whitelee Windfarm near Eaglesham East Renfrewshire in Scotland on Wednesday 29th March 2017.

The deceased man is said to be a 35-year-old Spanish national.

The turbine is believed to have been undergoing maintenance at the time “but this was not linked to his death”.

A Scottish Power spokesman told STV

“We can confirm that there was an incident this week at Whitelee Windfarm. Our thoughts go out to the family of the person involved.”

A Police Scotland spokesman said:

“At around 10.10am, police and emergency services responded to reports of a 25-year-old man having fallen from a turbine at the Whitelee Windfarm.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigations are at an early stage and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed. The death is not thought to be suspicious.”

This death follows a recent report by the Galloway Gazette that a worker has died on a windfarm construction site near Barrhill, in Scotland.

 

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