Deadly Cool: Wind Turbine Throws Ice Chunks Into US College

German renewable energy ‘targets’.


Throwing 10 tonne blades hundreds of metres, and chunks thereof, for kilometres isn’t the limit of the wholly unnecessary risk created by giant wind turbines.

No, in cooler climes, neighbours are trained in the art of dodging lethal flying chunks of ice, too.

To the uninitiated, ‘ice throw’ (another wind industry euphemism) might sound like the kind of stunning move that figure skaters, Torvill and Dean used to win Olympic medals and plaudits, in their heyday.

To those in the know, it’s just another terrifying part of being forced to live in an industrial nightmare, shoe-horned into once safe, peaceful and pleasant rural communities.

12 months ago, during the last northern Winter, we reported on a family of Germans who were lucky to survive their icy brush with so-called ‘green’ energy: Wind Turbine Ice Capades: German Wind Farm Neighbour Cheats Death, Dodging Flying Ice Chunks

With the North-Eastern states of the US in the grip of another ‘big freeze’, the virtue signallers at a Massachusetts Community College suffered a shattering experience, when one of their beloveds decided to lob an enormous chunk of ice through the roof of one of their buildings.

Skylight damaged when ice flies off wind turbine at Mount Wachusett Community College
George Barnes
23 January 2018

One of the two wind turbines at Mount Wachuseett Community College


GARDNER – A skylight on Mount Wachusett Community College’s performing arts center was damaged when ice flew off a wind turbine and showered the building and a parking lot.

Samuel Bonacci, a spokesman for the college, said the ice flew off the turbine’s blades Tuesday morning, landing on the building and a parking lot used by faculty and staff. It broke a hole in the skylight.

Mr. Bonacci said campus police and maintenance staff shut down both the school’s wind turbines to evaluate them and cordoned off the area.

“A preliminary evaluation by facilities staff indicates that an unusual circumstance of rapid melting and loosening of ice that had built up on the wind turbine blades resulted in the dislodged ice,” he said.

Mr. Bonacci said it was the first time ice melting off the turbines, which have been operating for years, fell that far away. An ice accumulation detection system built in to the turbines is supposed to shut them down when ice is detected.

Mr. Bonacci said staff members are investigating what went wrong and the extent of damage.

Mount Wachusett Community College’s learned leaders can count their lucky stars that no one was killed. And next time they might be just a little more circumspect about how they broadcast their perceived moral superiority.

Placing wind turbines that close to buildings, where people congregate in numbers, was hardly sensible. But that’s what happens when you sign up to the wind cult: common sense, logic and reason are soon sacrificed on the altar of eco-lunacy.

Next time it might not be just a deadly chunk of ice, next time it could be a chunk of blade or the whole thing that spears through their roof, or impales a Professor in the parking lot. But at least the victims will know that they’ve taken one for the planet.

Not cool: blade makes a break for ‘freedom’, Donegal, Ireland.

6 thoughts on “Deadly Cool: Wind Turbine Throws Ice Chunks Into US College

  1. “Mr. Bonacci said it was the first time ice melting off the turbines, which have been operating for years, fell that far away”
    “Fell”? Please tell me he doesn’t think it just “falls”….


    Imposing in there hundreds,
    Such an army on display,
    Those alien grey metal monsters
    I saw while on my way.
    Aliens on our shores have landed,
    So tall, backs straight and true,
    At night they watch through flashing eyes
    Of red, at me and you.

    Some have scaled the mountains,
    Others near schools and homes,
    Of one thing I am certain,
    Those aliens have no souls.
    No “whispering” from their ranks at all,
    An unearthly sound they make,
    It envelops each and everyone,
    No more can humans take.

    Three giant arms revolving,
    Enveloping all around,
    They’re here to ‘save the planet’,
    The biggest “con” I have found.
    Such hideous tall grey monsters,
    Invade green and pleasant lands,
    To stay for generations,
    Unless the people make a stand.

    These aliens feed on power and wind,
    Without either, they will die,
    They’re NOT environmental friendly,
    They’re for profit, (at a cost), that’s WHY.

  3. The picture at bottom reminds me of a latter-day Stonehenge. 3000 years from now, people will be wondering what we were thinking.

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