Two Probes Into Wind Turbine Collapse
Cape Breton now has the dubious distinction of having what’s believed to be the first wind turbine collapse in the country.
Meanwhile, two investigations have been launched into the collapse of the 80-metre structure at a wind farm in Point Tupper.
Montreal-based Enercon Canada has launched its own probe into the incident because its workers were doing maintenance on the turbine at the time.
The provincial Department of Labour is also investigating.
Enercon says the collapse happened while workers were replacing a component in the turbine.
It adds employees were told to leave the tower before it buckled and toppled into a tangled heap and no one was injured.
The remaining 10 turbines at the wind farm are still operating.