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Wind turbine collapses in Northern Ireland

An investigation has been launched following the collapse of a 100 m-high wind turbine in Northern Ireland.

Seven remaining wind turbines at the Screggagh Windfarm near Fintona, County Tyrone, have been shut down, according to the BBC.

The turbine collapsed on Friday night.

Screggagh Windfarm director Doreen Walker said: “We are currently investigating the circumstances that led to the collapse of the turbine at Screggagh wind farm.”

She told the BBC: “The Screggagh wind farm has been completely shut down since the wind turbine collapsed on Friday evening.

“It will remain shut down until Nordex UK Ltd has completed a full investigation into the remaining seven wind turbines and confirms that they are safe to operate.”

People in the area said the rotor blades were spinning out of control on the evening the turbine collapsed.

The turbine has a tower height of 60 m, an 80 m rotor diameter and an overall base-to-blade tip height of 100 m.

Ms Walker said there were no injuries and no personnel on site when the turbine collapsed.

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