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Swedish Factory Fined After Robot Grabs Worker’s Head
05/01/09 — A Swedish company has been fined the equivalent of $3,000 for a June, 2007 incident in which an industrial robot grabbed a worker’s head and broke four ribs as he was attempting to repair it.  According to a local news site, a maintenance worker in the town of Balsta approached the robot to do some repairs, after believing he had cut off its power supply. As he approached, the robot arm, normally used to lift heavy rocks, reached out and grabbed the man’s head. He succeeded in freeing himself, though not without injury. After investigations by both the work-safety authority…

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