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Police name wind farm death man

Causeymire Wind Farm
Causeymire Wind Farm is run by Npower Renewables

A contractor who died while carrying out maintenance work on a turbine at a wind farm near Thurso has been named.

A spokesman for Northern Constabulary said the dead man was Colin Sinclair, 27, from Calder Drive in Thurso.

Emergency services were called to the Npower Renewables site at Causeymire off the A9 road at about 0915 BST.

Officers said inquiries were ongoing and no further details were available. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been notified of the incident.

Northern Constabulary said a report would be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

A spokeswoman for Npower Renewables said their thoughts were with Mr Sinclair's family.

"The cause of the incident is being investigated by RWE Npower Renewables and we will be fully co-operating with the Health and Safety Executive," she added.

The wind farm came on stream in 2004. Its 21 turbines generate enough energy for 25,000 homes.



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