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November 6, 2013

Two Die In Netherlands Wind Turbine Fire

News video (there is no audio) of a wind turbine fire in the Netherlands. If you've never had the misfortune to see one of these fires in the Coachella Valley, have a look:

According to the news story (or as I understood the Google-translated version) there were four people working on the turbine and two escaped alive. This is alleged to be a photo showing the two remaining engineers on the turbine before they died, but its source is Reddit which is highly unreliable. You will see in the discussion that a wind turbine technician says the turbines are equipped with controlled rate descenders which would permit a safe emergency escape.

Filed under Technology | permalink | November 6, 2013 at 02:48 PM

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