An anonymous reader writes: This large wind turbine failed on August 17. Before the 80-metre-tall wind turbine buckled and toppled over, Enercon officials confirm that workers were told to leave, the Toronto Star reports. In addition to their towering height, the turbines have a blade length of 40 metres, the CBC notes.
Fortunately the turbines operate in a wooded area away from residents, so no one was injured. An evacuation protocol was also put in place.
Enercon and Nova Scotia's provincial government are conducting investigations to determine if there were any safety violations at the time of the incident.
Another 10 turbines in the area remain in operation, unaffected by the collapse. The cause of the collapse remains unknown.