How safe are wind turbines?

The storms in December saw two major incidents with wind turbines in Scotland. A 100-metre tall wind turbine burst into flames in North Ayrshire, and at Drone Hill, near Coldingham in the Scottish Borders, a turbine crashed to the ground yards from a road.

How safe is it to propose seven wind turbines at 125 metres (49 metres higher than those at Drone Hill) less than a 1000 metres from the A1 and less than 800 metres from residential buildings. Check out www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/8944597/Blown-away-gales-wreck-wind-turbines-as-Scottish-storm-wreck-havoc.html