Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Life Taken by Robot Arm

Unrelated to this fine picture, which comes via slava robotam and can be ordered on shirts on cafepress,
TheDetroit News reports of a robot arm pulling a man to his death at an industrial plant:
"He (McGirr) was cleaning a robotic arm and it clicked on for some reason, grabbed him by the back and shoved him into a press," a police Sgt. is quoted.

Eva Hatt from Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) said fatal accidents with robots are rare, but not unheard of in Michigan, which was the first in the nation to report a robot-related death in 1984 when a 34-year-old victim, working with automated die-cast machinery, was pinned between a robot and a steel pole and suffered a heart attack.

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