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Inspection authority warns of directive to wind farm after fatal accident

The Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority heralds an order to wind farm Tonstad after a Finnish worker died in January moving wind tower sections. The wind farm is criticized for not following safety plans.

Photo: PR / Tonstad

Poor lighting and lacking supervision when moving wind turbine sections were contributing factors when Finnish national Jari Johannes Uimanieme, 47, died in a work-related accident by the Tonstad wind farm in Norway.

The country's Labor Inspection Authority concludes as much, warning of an incoming directive to the wind farm, in a report described by local newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad.

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