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Accident: 201392776 - Robot Crushes And Kills Worker Inside Robot Work Cell

Accident: 201392776 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 12/15/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31541245212/15/20123465Sodecia Sterling Heights
On December 15, 2012, Employee #1, a 38-year-old male with Sodecia Sterling Heights was inside a robot work cell with the interlocked gates closed. Employee #1 was struck from behind by a transfer robot, crushing his chest and neck. Employee #1 was killed in the event. Employee #1 had lock attached to his belt loop.
Keywords: fracture, robot, interlock, lockout, crushed, untrained
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315412452 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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