Robot kills SKH Metals worker
Occurred: August 2015
Ramji Lal, a loader for auto parts company SKH Metals, was killed by an industrial robot when he was adjusting a metal sheet being welded by the machine.
Lal apparently came too close to a robotic arm while adjusting the metal sheet and crossed one the robot's sensors, when he was picked up and crushed by the robotic arm.
The incident led to workers halting work at the factory in protest, and investigations by the police and the Labour Department of Haryana state.
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Published: March 2023