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How Robot K!lled Worker On Inspection In South Korea | READ DETAILS

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How Robot K!lled Worker On Inspection In South Korea | READ DETAILS

A worker in his 40s has been ki-lled by an industrial robot which mistook him for a box of bell pepper while he was inspecting the robot‘s sensor at a warehouse for agricultural products in South Gyeongsand province, in South Korea.

According to the police, the robot’s mechanical arm pushed the man’s upper body onto a conveyor belt and crushed his face and chest.

He died later in a hospital.

The robot was responsible for lifting boxes of peppers and transferring them onto pallets.

The man had been checking the robot’s sensor operations ahead of its test run at the pepper sorting plant in South Gyeongsang province, scheduled for 8 November.

The test had originally been planned for 6 November, but was pushed back by two days due to problems with the robot’s sensor.

The man, a worker from the company that manufactured the robotic arm, was running checks on the machine late into the night on Wednesday when it malfunctioned.

In a statement after the incident, an official from the Donggoseong Export Agricultural Complex, which owns the plant, called for a “precise and safe” system to be established.

In March, a South Korean man in his 50s suffered serious injuries after getting trapped by a robot while working at an automobile parts manufacturing plant.

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