Worker Killed In Wind Turbine Fall Named

27 March 2017, 17:30

Orbis Energy

A worker who died in a fall inside an under-construction wind turbine has been named by police.

Antonio Joao Da Silva Linares, from Portugal, died in the incident at ScottishPower's Kilgallioch Windfarm in South Ayrshire on March 15.

The 37-year-old was working for contractor Gamesa, which is investigating the circumstances along with Police Scotland and the Health and Safety Executive.

Work at the 96-turbine construction site was stopped after the death.

A Gamesa spokesman said: ''Gamesa is conducting a thorough investigation together with the authorities to establish the root cause of this fatal accident.

''Work at the wind farm has been stopped while the investigation takes place.

''We are very saddened and our thoughts go to the family of the employee.''

The wind farm is set to be operational later this year.

A ScottishPower Renewables spokesman said: ''A full investigation is now under way by the police and the Health and Safety Executive. ScottishPower Renewables will support and co-operate fully with these investigations.

''Our thoughts are with the family of the technician involved in the incident.''