Two engineers, aged 19 and 21, were stuck on top of a wind turbine after a fire broke out in the engine room. Unfortunately, neither of them survived.

Two engineers, aged 19 and 21, were stuck on top of a wind turbine after a fire broke out in the engine room. Unfortunately, neither of them survived.



Two engineers, aged 19 and 21, were stuck on top of a wind turbine after a fire broke out in the engine room. Unfortunately, neither of them survived.

On October 29th, 2013, four engineers were performing maintenance on 12 turbines at Deltawind's Piet de Wit wind farm in the Netherlands. During the maintenance work, a fire started in the engine room. While two of the workers managed to escape the blaze and save their lives, the remaining two were left stranded at the top of the turbine.


The height of the turbine was approximately 80 meters or 260 feet, making it difficult for firefighters to combat the fire and rescue the trapped employees. Sadly, one of the men was found at the bottom of the turbine, having either intentionally jumped or accidentally fallen. The other engineer was retrieved several hours later.

Before their tragic deaths, a photograph was taken of the two engineers embracing each other.


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