A chopper airlifted a man who had been injured while working on a wind turbine on August 22. The 31-year-old worker had been carrying out repairs on the turbine in the north of Lower Saxony, Germany, when a transport basket came loose from its fastenings and hit the man from behind, flinging him with great force several meters through the air.
Ground ambulances that arrived at the scene quickly realized that the man needed to be swiftly airlifted to the nearest hospital. A chopper lifted off 20 miles away from the accident site. The crew assessed the man and found him to have spinal injuries. The worker was transported to a hospital for further treatment.