Boy, 3, killed by loosened wind turbine
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, July 11, 2010 1:00PM EDT
BELGRAVE, Ont. - A three-year-old child was killed Saturday night when he was pinned under a wind turbine in southwestern Ontario.
Ontario Provincial Police say just before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, emergency officials were called to a home west of Belgrave, Ont., where a three-year-old boy had been injured by a wind turbine.
Logan Hallahan was playing with a group of children near the structure's generator pole, which was temporarily anchored to a cement pad by a strap while under repair.
The force of the children playing on the pole loosened the strap and caused the weight of the turbine to lift the generator pole off the ground.
The boy, who was sitting on the generator pole closest to the turbine, slid down the pole and landed on it and a second pole fell on top of him, pinning him.
The parent pulled Hallahan from between the poles and he was transported to Wingham Hospital and later taken to Sick Children's Hospital in London, Ont. where he died of his injuries around 10 p.m., police said.
With files from ctvtoronto.ca