Email sent – Sat 04/06/2016 07:22
To – Liam.O’,

Dear Sirs

I would like to point out a
contradiction by the HSENI ref their Screggagh Wind TurbineReport.


The last sentence in paragraph 1 “The member of
the public also alleged that there was debris from the stricken turbine strewn
across the public road”. i.e. at least 300 m to the east of the
failed turbine.


page 8, paragraph 3 “There was a section of blade
approximately 267 metres form WTG3 that had blown up towards the top of the
mountainside (away form the Ecclesville Road) approximately 10 to 12 ft long
and weighing approximately 10 kg.” i.e nearly 600 m away from the
road and 267 m WEST of the failed turbine.


1. Did the HSENI obtain evidence from witnesses
to confirm that the allegations of debris spread across the public
(Ecclesville) road was incorrect and should not be considered in detail by the
wind turbine failure investigation? i.e. That the allegations of
debris across the public road were false and malicious. Maybe the
allegations were just honest mistakes by confused witnesses?

2. Would the HSENI’s conclusion remain unchanged
” …. HSENI still considers the risk to the public to remain low….”,
if the allegations that debris was “strewn across the public road”
were actually true? i.e. Debris strewn 300 to the EAST of the
failed turbine, rather than 267 m to the WEST of the failed turbine as stated
in the HSENI report. It is noted that wind turbines WTG1 and WTG2
are a similar distance to the Ecclesville Road as the failed WTG3 turbine and
thus present similar risks to the public. Moreover and
more importantly there are WT Nationwide which have been installed a few
metes from Motorways,Railways,in Schools and Hospitals , and close be to
residential homes etc.

3. The report also suggest/claims that the
“possible collapse ” of a wind turbine because of rotor over-speed
was not known at this time. Such comments are codswallop.

As you are aware, I have elevated my complaint to the
ICO. This is not the first time a WT has collapsed from over speed, nor the

I am also of the view that the HSENI are in consort with 3rd parties to
cover up serious crimes ref WT safety and the HSENI have misled the Irish

This case has now been elevated to the ICO but I would envisage they
will consider my complaint as vexatious under section 14-1 of the FOIA 2000.

It is only a matter of time before body bags are needed with a WT
incident and then you might take this subject seriously.

This Screggagha WT Incident is of huge importance for public safety and should require the HSENI and the English counterparts to
review the clearance distance regulations and if they do not, we will surely
have a major catastrophe sooner rather than later.

For your information, action and files.

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Devon FOIA Campaigner