Report Says Safety a Concern at RI Offshore Wind Farm

Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 8.58.59 AM The renewable-energy project touted as the nation’s first offshore wind farm has been plagued by safety problems since offshore construction began last month.

According to a report by the ABS Group, the 5-turbine project, 3 miles off Block Island and owned by Providence-based Deepwater Wind, has had numerous issues related to outdated equipment and workplace hazards. Some of the problems, classified as near misses, include dropped objects, loss of control of suspended loads, employees working under suspended loads, improper placement of safety equipment, and rescue skiff problems.

Read more about the safety concerns at RI’s offshore wind farm.