STT’s sub-editor had a pretty tough time coming up with a headline that had some hope of capturing the cavalcade of chaos detailed in the stories below. We’ll start with yet another turbine collapse in the Emerald Isle.
Wind turbine collapses as storms batter Northern Ireland
03 February 2017
High winds and wintry weather lashed much of Northern Ireland yesterday.
In the day’s most dramatic incident, a giant wind turbine collapsed on a remote Co Down hillside.
The massive structure, near the Begny Hill Road between Dromara and Ballynahinch, was photographed lying in pieces on the ground.
The images also showed a large crane active on the site amid the wreckage.
The Heath and Safety Executive is investigating the incident.
It is not the first time a giant wind turbine has collapsed in Northern Ireland.
“In 2015, a wind turbine worth £500,000 crashed to the ground…
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