Two workers plunge to their deaths on Scottish windfarms
A worker died after plunging to his death from a turbine at a Scots windfarm.
The Spanish man’s death at the UK’s largest onshore wind farm follows the death of a Portuguese worker in Scotland on March 15, 2017.
The death of the 32-year-old Spaniard at Whitelee Windfarm is not being treated as suspicious.
The turbine was undergoing maintenance at the time, though this was not connected to the man’s fatal plunge.
The wind farm is owned by Scottish Power but maintenance on its 215 turbines, which are between 360ft and 440ft tall, is carried out by GE.
A workplace accident at Scottish Power’s Kilgallioch Windfarm earlier this year claimed the life of a Portuguese employee. The 37-year-old was working for contractor Gamesa, which is investigating the circumstances along with Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive.
He was killed in a fall inside an under-construction wind turbine. Work at the 96-turbine construction site was stopped after the death.
Source: The Scottish Daily Record www.dailyrecord.co.uk