In terms of deaths, this is worse than Fukushima.
Yet, we never hear a peep from the media about the dark side of this “safe and environmentally gentle energy”. Imagine if this had happened at a nuclear power plant.
“Building offshore wind parks can be a deadly occupation. Three construction workers have already drowned whilst working on German projects in the North and Baltic Seas. 80 serious accidents have been registered, it was reported Sunday.
A total of three men, including a Polish worker and a Swedish diver have already lost their lives whilst working on offshore wind farms 120 kilometres off the East Frisian coast near Emden, reported the online edition of the Focus magazine on Sunday.
Both workers drowned while working on the BardOffshore wind farm.
Leader of the German Central Command for Maritime Emergencies Hans Werner Monsees told the magazine that only “a better and tighter rescue system” would prevent the number of deaths…” Continue reading…
Original story in FOCUS here, which adds (emphasis added):
The energy transition has had deadly consequences: According to FOCUS information, there have already been 80 serious accidents on German offshore wind park construction sites. Three men have been killed – and more have died.“
More have died? How many? Seems nobody wants to tell us.
Of course any construction site is hazardous and deaths are inevitable. But what irks me is that for one industry it’s acceptable, but not for another (e.g. nuclear).