Hanover: Man rescued after falling inside 225 k-w wind turbine

Authorities on Friday morning  rescued  a 53-year-old man who had fallen 24 feet while working on the inside of a roughly 200 foot tall wind turbine located on Pond Street in Hanover.

Hanover Fire Chief Jeffrey Blanchard says the 53 year old man was taken to the South Shore Hospital.

Blanchard says the worker who is not a town employee, suffered leg and lower body injuries and was loaded into a stoked basket and lowered down forty more feet to the ground.

It’s not clear if he was wearing a harness, but Chief Blanchard says the Ocupational Health and Safety Administration was called in to investigate.

Duxbury Fire Chief Kevin Nord who works with the Plymouth County Technical Rescue Team is almost certain, if the man had done a free fall from the height he was working, the outcome could been different.

Authorities have not released the man’s identity.

The turbine is not operational, and is in the process of being commissioned to supply power to the Hanover Water Treatment plant.


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