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Wind turbine falls over 20 Jan, 2016 | Modified 20 Jan, 2016 | Views 658
Residents and villagers have raised grave safety concerns after a wind turbine "fell over".
Safety concerns as second wind turbine falls over in North Devon
Residents and villagers have raised grave safety concerns after a wind turbine "fell over" in a North Devon village – warning there could be a fatality if this happened again.
A wind turbine at Little Dowland, Dinworthy in Bradworthy, "fell over" less than a couple of weeks ago, with Torridge District Councillor, Alan Whittle, and nearby residents questioning what had happened to the 35-metre wind turbine.
Mr Whittle said he planned to fight for all other wind turbines in the area to be safety checked.
Sarah Payne, who lives 320 metres from the turbine, said: "The wind turbine fell over at Little Dowland sometime around January 3. As far as I am aware the Health and Safety Executive will not be investigating this incident as no one was injured or killed.
"All we have are a few photos of a rusty blade being lifted into a lorry and the lorry leaving the site.
"This turbine has only been operational since October 2012, so should it be so rusty?