The Western Morning News (September 07, 2014) reports that a 115ft (34 metre) E3120 turbine at East Ash Farm, Bradworthy, in Devon tumbled to the ground in January 2013. Local rumours of foul play turned out to be correct.
It took a formal Freedom of Information request for The Healthy and Safety Executive to reveal their findings. HSE’s specialist Inspector Darren Nash had found that the turbine had fallen because Dulas – the installation company – had used “cosmetic grout” to cement the structure in place and not the “prescribed” substance.
Dulas declined to comment on the findings – they would wouldn’t they.