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Wind turbine blade breaks in rural mid-Michigan; no injuries

A broken wind turbine in Nextera Energy's Tuscola Bay Wind Farm sits idle in a farm field near the intersection of North Gera and Hack Roads in Blumfield Township in the northeast corner of Saginaw County on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. According to Nextera, the turbine broke Monday, June 26 and they are going to repair the damage. (Jeff Schrier/The Saginaw News via AP)

BLUMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 160-foot (50-meter) wind turbine blade broke in rural mid-Michigan, leaving it dangling above a field.

NextEra Energy Resources spokesman Bryan Garner tells The Saginaw News ( ) that workers were alerted to the break when the turbine in Saginaw County’s Blumfield Township went offline on Monday. No injuries were reported.

Garner says investigators believe the break was an “isolated equipment issue” and it wasn’t weather-related. He says such breaks are rare. Plans call for the blade to be taken down and replaced. The turbine is among 75 at the Tuscola Bay wind farm.


Information from: The Saginaw News,

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