A blade broke off a wind turbine in Satakunta, Finland, on Sunday. Parts of the broken 14-ton blade fell to the ground, but no one was reportedly injured in the accident.
The Ratiperä wind farm in Jämijärvi has a total of nine wind turbines for which the service company Nordex Finland is responsible. On Sunday morning, one of the blades of a wind turbine broke and fell to the ground. A single blade is about 62 meters long and weighs 14 tons.
According to Timo Silvan, the firefighter on duty at the Satakunta Rescue Department, the blade broke off in the middle, reports Finnish state broadcaster Yle.
He says the reason for the blade breaking will be investigated, but he believes the strong wind was the cause.
The rescue service has cordoned off the entire area around the wind farm because of the risk of more pieces of the broken blade falling.
– Pieces weighing thousands of kilograms could fall, says Silvan.
All the wind turbines in the park have been temporarily shut down. In December, a similar accident occurred at a wind farm in Korsholm, Finland.