Wind turbine collapses near Ocotillo

This 300-foot wind turbine belonging to Pattern Energy collapsed Thursday near Ocotillo. COURTESY PHOTO JIM PELLEY

OCOTILLO — No injuries were reported when a 300-foot-tall windmill near here collapsed on Thursday, a corporate official stated in an email.

The estimated lifespan of a wind turbine is about 20 years, according to most online sources.

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