Wind Energy Still Safer Than Nuclear Energy

Unless you’re a bird, of course. Or you’re a truck driver transporting turbine blades on a German autobahn.

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The giant turbine blade fell when the transporter which was transporting it was involved in an accident on the A33 autobahn near Bielefeld. The blade was knocked across the entire width of the autobahn when another lorry ran into the back of one of the transporter’s escort vehicles.

Auf der A33 ist am Dienstagmorgen ein Lastwagen mit einem Schwertransport kollidiert, der den Flügel eines Windrades transportiert hatte. Der Lastwagen ist laut Polizei zunächst in das hintere Begleitfahrzeug des Schwertransportes gefahren. Wie das passieren konnte, ist noch unklar.

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2 responses

  1. That accident happened just 30 miles north from where I live. The Autobahn was blocked both directions from 05:30 until 20:00. Damage estimated 550 thousand Euros.
    2 drivers hurt, no dead. One car driver just skidded under the blade which scraped the paint from his car roof. Bet he’s glad he wasn’t driving a SUV 😉

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