Central and North Rural Weekly - - RU­RAL WEEKLY -

A TUR­BINE blade from a cen­tral Vic­to­rian wind farm has bro­ken off and fallen to the ground fol­low­ing an light­ning strike. Op­er­a­tors of the Lal Lal wind farm, Ves­tas, sus­pended op­er­a­tors of all tur­bines in the Yen­don sec­tion of the fa­cil­ity for in­spec­tion after the dam­age on Mon­day evening.

Ves­tas spokes­woman Re­becca Zhang said no in­juries or prop­erty dam­age oc­curred as a re­sult of the tur­bine snap.

“The im­pacted area has been cor­doned off and our tech­ni­cal team is on site and in­ves­ti­gat­ing the root cause,” she said. “Prior to the blade break, the site ex­pe­ri­enced se­vere weather con­di­tions, in­clud­ing light­ning.”

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