Stories from the last 7 days
Fish SOS at power station The sky’s the limit for fundraiser Rebecca Brawl in High Street sparks police appeal Debate set for council elections Two killed in single vehicle crash Westminster battle begins as parties pick candidates Heathhall homes plan turned down Andrew is all go with 100 mile running challenge Party time for NHS staff is a thank you from Chloe Duo to be Queen’s Nurses Fears for bus service after third stone attack Rory, 11, praised for lifesaving action Puzzle over historic sword Bowling into new season Cricket club’s Oz signing Data centre bid renewed Woman accused of driving while drunk Son awaits decision in mum’s death case FEATURE: Fighting back in the battle against litter 10 beauty tips to help you look wow . . . Dumfries and Galloway style Final cost of new DGRI will be £533m What should Lockerbie’s theme be? VIDEO: Today in Holyrood with Charles Fletcher Don’t ignore cancer screening test Tackling rural mental health Championship glory for Saints Man, 53, guilty of rape New commodore at the helm VIDEO: Today in Holyrood with Charles Fletcher Anti indy ref meeting Story behind the Beeftub van MPs react to General Election shock Plucky Zoe’s brave shave for charity Money biggest cause of rows VIDEO: Guide launched to promote Annandale Way Border wind farm to go live this week Community garden calls at new housing site Neil+Samson=maths revolution Police boss’s fears over market security Police probe primary school vandalism And the winner is . . . Fishing village’s starring role in horror flick Police discount male rape allegation Shrink the town centre idea 15 photogenic pets in Dumfries and Galloway Is petite Demi the country’s smallest bus driver? Man hurt in M74 crash 16 flawless faces . . . Dumfries and Galloway style Man jailed after waving knife at policeSearch all stories »




Newsdesk: 01461 202 417 | Search
Change Language:

Read online with DnG Digital

Subscribe now to read all your favourite newspapers online

Man dies in wind farm accident

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Dumfries and West, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat  | Tags: , ,

A WORKER has died in a fall at a South West Scotland wind farm, which is being constructed near Barrhill, South Ayrshire.


The 37-year-old man, who was working for a contractor, fell to his death inside a tower which was under construction.

The accident happened on Wednesday night during construction at ScottishPower’s 239 mw Kilgallioch wind farm at Barrhill, which is 18 miles north of Newton Stewart.

Police Scotland were called to the site where 96 turbines are being built near the Ayrshire village around 6.45pm on Wednesday night.

Emergency services also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said the site has been closed and that inquiries into the incident are at an early stage.

The Health and Safety Executive has also been notified and police said a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

A ScottishPower Renewables spokesman said: “SPR can confirm the fatality of a 37-year-old man working for a contractor at Kilgallioch wind farm in South Ayrshire.

“A full investigation is now under way by the police and the HSE. SPR will support and co-operate fully with these investigations. Our thoughts are with the family of the technician involved in the incident.”

NEWSDESK: 01461-202417
Share this story:
This story hasn't been shared yet.
Comments/editorial complaints