Collapsed Wind Turbine expected to be removed by Saturday 


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A wind turbine at the Pioneer Trail Wind Farm, located between Paxton and Clearance, collapsed after high winds blew through the area on February 15th. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident. The turbine had been leaning for 36 hours before finally coming crashing down.

The fallen turbine is now being dismantled this week, with only pieces pertinent to the investigation being left behind. The cause of the collapse is still unknown, and investigators are working to determine why the tower fell. The cleanup is expected to be completed by Saturday.

RWE, the power company that owns the wind farm, has stated that this is the first time they have experienced a turbine falling, despite owning 3000 of them. They have not provided any additional information on the incident at this time.

Residents in the area have expressed concern over the safety of wind turbines, with some calling for further investigation into their structural integrity. The incident serves as a reminder of the potential dangers of extreme weather conditions on renewable energy infrastructure.


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