It Has Begun: Robot Kills Worker At Volkswagen Plant

July 2, 2015


In news that proves it's time to start disassembling anything with metal parts, a 22-year old worker was killed at a Volkswagen plant near Kassel, Germany after an industrial robot slammed him against a metal plate. For reference, nobody deserves to go out like that.

Heiko Hillwig said Wednesday the 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate.

Hillwig said initial conclusions indicate that human error was to blame, rather than a problem with the robot.

Wait -- human error? I'm pretty sure that was a robot error. Sure you should know to never try assembling a robot with its power turned on, but who threw the punch? Rest in peace, unnamed worker, you are the reason we will fight.

Thanks to Dick, UniDude, Sarah Conner, Chris and Robot Overlord, the last of which probably only sent this to emphasize the frailty of humans. Sarah Conner -- take him out.

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