FENNER, N.Y. (AP) — An energy company says it’s trying to determine why a 113-foot-long blade fell off a windmill in central New York.
The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that officials in the Madison County town of Fenner say it appears the blade fell off Thursday morning at Enel Green Power-North America’s wind farm. The blade landed near the 200-foot-tall structure located in a field.
Town official say they believe a bolt may have failed on the 187-ton windmill, one of 20 located at the Fenner Wind Farm, which was built in 2001 on a hill 15 miles east of Syracuse.
Local officials say the windmill that lost the blade is the same one that collapsed in December 2009.
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Company officials say they’re working with the turbine supplier to investigate what happened.
This story has been corrected to show the blade fell off Thursday, not Wednesday.
Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com