Tuesday, 14 July 2015 20:45

Car assembly line robot kills worker in Germany

An automotive assembly line robot killed a worker at a car factory in Germany on June 30, a prosecutor's office said.

The man, 21, was installing the robot at a Volkswagen assembly line on in Baunatal, which lies next to the city of Kassel, local newspaper the Hessische Niedersaechsische Allgemeine reported, citing a VW spokesman. The robot gripped and pressed him up against a metal plate, crushing his chest.

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