Incident 242: Manufacturing Robot Failure Caused Factory Worker's Death in India

Description: A sensor snag resulted in an automotive parts factory robot falling on a factory worker in India


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Alleged: unknown developed an AI system deployed by Chakan plant of Automotive Stampings and Assemblies, which harmed Umesh Ramesh Dhake.

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Injured critically in accident involving industrial robot, factory employee dies · 2021

A 44-year-old employee at the Chakan plant of Automotive Stampings and Assemblies Ltd (ASAL), an automobile component company, died after being critically injured in an accident involving an industrial robot on Wednesday morning, said polic…


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