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Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:00

Worker killed in Volkswagen robot accident

A factory worker has reportedly been killed by a robot in a freak accident at a Volkswagen plant near Kassel, Germany.

The 21-year-old man was installing the robot, together with a colleague, when he was crushed against a metal plate while working at the factory.

He was said to have been resuscitated at the scene but died in hospital later.

Prosecutors are now investigating how the accident happened Monday.

Robot-related fatalities are rare in western production plants as robots are kept behind safety cages to prevent accidental contact with humans.

In this case, the contractor was standing inside the safety cage when the accident occurred. The second employee was outside the cage and was unharmed. 

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