Frances Barnes, who has 10 acres of grazing land for horses close to the Hepworth turbine, said: “It is worrying.
“People objected to the plans when they first went in – not because it is a windmill but because it is so close to a busy road.
“It is frightening to think what may have happened had one of the blades flown into the road and hit a car, or indeed if the wind turbine had come down.”
Another local, who did not want to be named, said one of the turbine blades had ended up in a field at the other side of the road.
He said: “It’s very, very dangerous. There could have been a pedestrian or a car on the road and someone could have been killed.”
Another anonymous villager said: “A lot of complaints went in about that turbine when it was first planned.
“One of the main factors was that the blades of the turbine were horizontal to the road.
“It’s a terrible place to put one because it’s so near to the road.”
But farmer Peter Mitchell – who owns the turbine – told the Examiner he is confident engineers from suppliers Evoco will fix the problem.
He said: “I’m happy with how they’ve said they are going to rectify the problem and they are not going to pull out of any responsibility on this.
“They have always been very helpful and they are trying to sort it out.
“Obviously it’s not the ideal scenario but there was a fault with it.
“We’ve lived up here six years and this is the worst weather we’ve had. We’ve had slates blown off the roof.
“I’m obviously concerned but I’m confident the problem will be rectified.”
l London Fire Brigade attended a string of wind-related incidents across the capital, when gusts blew a wind turbine in Barking and scaffolding in Tavistock Square into “precarious positions”.