Robot crushes worker to death at Volkswagen plant

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Berlin: A contractor was killed by a robot at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany, according to the automobile giant. The worker died on Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers north of Frankfurt.

A team of workers was setting up a stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate.

He said that preliminary investigations indicated human error was to be blamed  in the incident. Another contractor was present when the incident occurred, but wasn’t harmed. An investigation into the incident is still in process.

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