Man survives 120-foot fall from Kansas wind turbine

The Associated Press

 

PRATT, Kan. (AP) — A south-central Kansas sheriff says a man who fell 120 feet while working on a wind turbine is expected to survive.

Pratt County Sheriff Vernon Chinn says the worker was seriously injured during the tumble onto muddy terrain Sunday morning while he was repairing a blade on a wind generator near Pratt. Chinn says emergency responders found the man coherent, able to talk and "doing amazingly well for the fall he just had."

Another worker was found hanging from his safety harness 120 feet in the air and eventually was lowered to safety in a construction basket.

General Electric says it is investigating the accident.

The workers' names were not released.

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