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Still no verdict after port death
5:58pm Monday 11th February 2013 in News
INVESTIGATORS are still searching for answers to an accident which left one man crushed to death under a wind turbine.
Engineer Per Terp, 42, from Norresundby, Denmark, died when he was trapped between a crane and part of a wind turbine at Harwich Port.
The accident, in which a 43-year-old German man was also seriously injured, happened as the wind turbine was being shipped out to the Greater Gabbard wind farm.
Essex fire crews said the crane, which was on a barge moored at Parkeston Quay, had collapsed, crushing two men between the framework and the propellers of a wind turbine.
It happened 100-120ft above the water.
The Health and Safety Executive has been investigating the circumstances leading up to the accident since it happened on May 21, 2010.
But despite it being almost three years later, no details have been released and the investigation continues.
A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said it was ongoing.
He was unable to say why it was taking so much time or when the investigation would come to an end.