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Siemens turbine collapses in California

A major US wind farm located on a Native American burial ground had an unfortunate accident Monday morning, which is not the first incident at the farm.

Photo: Ocotillo Wind Turbine Destruction

It is always somewhat of a spectacle when a wind turbine collapses. But it seemed extra noteworthy when a 2.3 MW turbine from Siemens, situated in California's Ocotillo farm, tumbled down on Monday morning. This turbine did not collapse in one of the tower's three joints but instead simply broke in half between joints.

This is the conclusion drawn by local media East County Magazine, although it should be noted that the media has not been enthusiastic about the wind farm.

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