May 4, 2009

Swedish Worker Mauled by Robot


In June 2007, a Swedish industrial worker was attempting to perform some maintenance on a defective robot that usually carried heavy rocks. He believed it was turned off and as he started to work on it, the bot turned on him and grabbed the human's head. The man managed to fight off his aggressor but not before receiving several broken ribs and almost losing his life. Public prosecutor Leif Johansson thought about pressing charges against the firm but compromised with a 25,000 kronor ($3,000) fine. Sure, let this one slip, but what about the next time, bucko?

Via The Local

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 4, 2009 8:56 PM
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